hierarchy

Hierarchy Isn’t the Problem, Oppression Is!

Hierarchy is falling out of favor like jean shorts and intelligent political discord. I think it’s a scapegoat. Hierarchy doesn’t necessarily stifle innovation and engagement in the Knowledge Economy. What… Get the Rest

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Hey, Look! Your New Diversity Chief is a White Guy!

This didn't get kicked up in the HR blogosphere too much and I was surprised, but it was released during the holidays and, let's face it, we really

formula

A Simple Formula For Becoming An Enviable Place To Work

Eventually, all leadership teams come to a realization that if they "win" in attracting higher caliber people than their competitors to their company then they will also "win"

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Screw The Gym. 3 Healthier Ways To Keep Your 2016 HR Resolutions

January 1st.  My gym is packed.  Brand new workout gear is on display.  There's a line for the adduction lever machine. Fitness resolutions are certainly worthy, but, like most

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5 Recruitment Content Marketing Predictions for 2016

I know---you're a recruiter, so you probably don't care a ton about content, except, you know, job ads and resumes and social profiles and search results and $hit

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How To Assess Your True Corporate Culture

In my last entry, we covered the role of corporate culture in achieving your company’s mission. Ideally, your corporate culture guides people’s behaviors to be consistent with the

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Most Talent Pros Cannot Run a Cool GE Brand Campaign

The alternate title would be: "The Poor HR Pro's Guide to Figuring Out Employment Brand." GE’s recent brilliant branding effort centered around “What’s wrong with Owen” is, I believe,

embrace the ugly

Ugly is OK. Embrace the Ugly.

We’re a hot mess, and you’re going to want to come work here…  said no company career website ever. Right? But when it comes to your recruiting efforts, what

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“I’m Not Your HR Person” and Other Things You Want To Say To Your Parents

It's inevitable. Every holiday or family gathering means that at some point, usually within 45 minutes of your arrival, a parent will pull you aside and say, "Can

culture

The Key Ingredient To A Strong Corporate Culture

Most companies talk a big game about how strong their corporate culture is and how it shapes the employee experience. But culture is a buzzword that means different