Sexual Harassment 2.0: Damn I’d Like To Tag That…

William Tincup Good HR, Harassment, HR, Policies, Social Recruiting, William Tincup

A sexual innuendo, some social media and a smart phone walk into a bar one night… Sexual Harassment 2.0 comes out the next morning.  A cautionary tale… I was at a conference in the fall and was having dinner with a colleague and she noted the time (9:00 pm) and said… “Well, this is when all the drunken texts will …

For Japan, With Love.

Jessica Lee Current Affairs, HR, Jessica Lee

I happened to know some bloggers, non-HR related types, who are observing a blogger day of silence today. And I thought I’d kinda join in, on behalf of FOT. What happened in Japan is tragic, and shocking. The Japanese National Police Agency estimate 16,600+ are dead. Read that again. It makes me stomach churn, heart ache, and eyes well up. …

My Name is Tim Sackett, and I’m an HR Pro…

Tim Sackett Always Be Closing, Good HR, HR, Tim Sackett

I’m an HR Pro. Have you ever wondered what that really means? Like what images come to mind when someone says, “I’m an HR Pro”?  My guess is for most people outside of HR it’s probably a combination of: hiring/recruiting, training, employee related paperwork, payroll, discipline, rule maker, party planner, community relations, therapist, etc. And if you’ve been in HR for a …

HRville

Tim Sackett Bad HR, HR, Tim Sackett

What would a town be like if it was run by HR? Schools: I’m pretty sure kids would have a much harder time getting into schools. Can you imagine the sourcing and screening process to get in? “What do you mean you can’t tie your shoes, Johnny?!” The awesome thing about school, though, is once you got in – you …

HR Interviews: The Road Goes On Forever…

William Tincup Good HR, HR, Profiles, Trench HR, William Tincup

I’ve been following Joni for what seems like years. Twitter has an equivalent to dog years, right?  If not, I suggest we use 10 years of real life to every year on/using Twitter. That will keep the math simple for us liberal arts folks. Joni and I met in person last year and she asked me to speak, Ignite-style, at one …

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 …

Clark Griswold, Breaking Woks and HR Exit Strategies

RJ Morris Change, Good HR, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, RJ Morris

You gotta love the first week of the New Year–gyms are full, treadmill salespeople are cashing mongo commission checks and Whole Foods is overrun with reformed Twinkie eaters resolving to go organic. Confidence is high after a brutal 2009 and 2010, but a lot of companies, and by extension their HR departments, are still thinking more about exit strategies than …

A Riddle Wrapped In A Mystery Inside An Enigma – Meet SHRM’s Curtis Midkiff

William Tincup HR, SHRM, William Tincup

Curtis Midkiff gets it.  Curtis just so happens to work for an organization that largely doesn’t get it. Curtis is daily fighting the good fight though.  You see… Curtis manages social media operations for SHRM.  Stop snickering… I know who you are.  Stop.  Give him a chance to explain.  You see, Curtis is on “our” side.  Rather than complaining about …