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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 vacation… Get the Rest

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

Laurie Ruettimann Discusses Autonomy and Power in HR

Employee engagement numbers are low all over the world, and sometimes I think HR professionals forget that they’re employees, too. Work sucks for them as much as it

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Are You Earning Your HR Badges?

A friend of mine, and a true friend of HR, recently posted on Facebook that he received a mentorship badge. That friend was Steve Browne (AKA - @sbrowneHR –

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Should You Fire Social Media Trolls?

What Are Trolls? Internet trolls are an abundant and unfortunate byproduct of the internet's unlimited amounts of communication and anonymity. In the early days of the internet, trolls were limited to message

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Your HR Career Toolkit

I've never met an HR pro who isn't looking for a toolkit to facilitate personal or professional change. Whether it's a seven-part coaching curriculum or a facilitated day of

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Why Innovation Requires Rules

When you hear the word innovation most people think, new, groundbreaking, disruptive, interesting, free-form. The word doesn’t evoke images of strict processes and rules. Yet my experience working

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How to Beat Weak Hiring Managers When You Interview

If you're like me, you've routinely got friends, family and colleagues asking you for career advice.  When it comes to the topic of interviewing, I'm on record as