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That’s What The Money Is For

With your best people, there’s always a rub that emerges. Who owns the idea? Let me rephrase: You can have the best people that are just really good at making… Get the Rest


Will HR and Talent One Day Take Their Cues From Walmart?

Always low prices. Always. I think that has been, more or less, the tagline for Walmart for the last 198 years. The world’s largest retailer and largest private sector


A Compensation Plan Where Everyone Earns More Is… Stupid

When I finished my undergrad, I wanted to be a college professor. Summers off, four or five classes to teach, the opportunity to do research, no high school

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How To Negotiate Like A 4-Year-Old… And Win

My daughter has her first loose tooth. She's four, so it's a bit early... but her dentist indicated it's all genetic. So rest assured it's not because she's

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Do Weak Managers Prefer One-Time Bonuses?

It’s hard for me to talk about bonuses without thinking of Clark Griswold getting a membership to the Jelly of the Month Club in Christmas Vacation. As Eddie


Show Me The Shekels

My buddy KD just wrote a piece about the importance of the Employee Development Plan when targeting the performance "middle-class." It makes a lot of sense; you have

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Musing On The Candidate Experience… In Parental Recruiting Mode

I have two teenagers... both were gainfully employed last summer.  Which meant I had a summer of bliss.  You know what I mean if you have teenagers. Both did


Holiday Giving For Employees – It’s Not That Simple

I have two kids... actually they are no longer kids but young adults---21 and 23. When they were 6 and 4, buying them gifts for Christmas was easy.

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Never Underestimate the Power of “Thank You!”

I was having a little jibber jabber this evening with a close friend.  We were discussing work.  This is great, that sucks, this is new, can't believe this


He Said What??! Microsoft’s CEO Better Hope Karma Is Really a Guy.

What's the phrase... "Karma is a bitch?"  Talk about poetic given Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella's comments about how women should ask for a raise---said no less in front