I Still Don’t Have TSA Pre-Check! Why Procrastination Blinds You From The Basics.

I usually travel about 10 times a year. Not enough times to earn me a cocktail in the super-secret, velvet-rope sky lounge, but all-in-all, a lot of times. So, get… Get the Rest

Your First Hire, Your First Fire and HR Power

Do you remember your first hire, the one that marked your entry into the glamorous world of HR? It’s a big rush to offer someone a job, and

HR and FOT’s Law

Huh, you say. FOT’s Law. What is that? Hold on for a minute and I’ll clue you in. I don’t work in HR. I’ve never played one on TV

Kiss My Grit: Why Grit Should Be a Consideration When Hiring

Growing up in the 1970s, I watched the t.v. show Alice.  Each time over-the-top waitress Flo would tell diner owner Mel to "Kiss my grits," I'd laugh.  I

New Generations Are Spawning! Birth of the Nano-Generation

Just when we thought the hype about millennials might die down to a dull roar so we could get back to treating people like, well, people, some consultant

3 Reasons HR Should Pay Attention to the Amazon-Whole Foods Deal

$13.7 billion buys a lot of organic quinoa. Lots of talk around Amazon's purchase of Whole Foods and what it means for the grocery business, farmers, those whose jobs

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Is Unlimited PTO Just a Scam Not to Pay Out Accrued Vacation and Sick Time?

Yeah, I said it. In my darkest moments, I'm a bit of a skeptic.  And I think unlimited PTO might just be a scam to not pay out accrued

Is Your Investment in Social Recognition Solving a Problem or Creating One?

All the world’s agog over “social recognition.” For those of you in Washington, DC “social recognition” is the act of surfacing recognition in a company through the use of

Wonder “WHOA Man”

More than anything, I wanted a Barbie when I was little.  Santa thankfully came through the year I was 5 and I still have that very special Barbie

Here’s a Scary Video For HR Leaders Who Really Worry About Getting Sued

Over many years as a manager and editor, there's one thing I have heard over and over about HR professionals: They're always worried about getting sued! It's true. In our ultra-litigious 21st