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admin HR, RJ Morris, Seat at the Table

Just when I thought we are making progress at building the credibility of the HR function as it moves from transactional work to creating business impact, a friend reminded me that the best known HR person in popular society is probably Toby from The Office.  Nice.  This is the guy who had a crush on the receptionist and who mustered …

Dear Employees, You Stink!

Tim Sackett Current Affairs, Employee Relations, HR, Tim Sackett

In case you missed this, a Detroit, MI city employee sued the City of Detroit after claiming the perfume a co-worker was wearing caused her not to be able to do her job.  Apparently, the perfume and room deodorizer that her co-worker was using made it uncomfortable for this employee to work to the point she suffered migraines, nausea and coughing.  …

SHRM Recertifications Up for Sale, No Attendance Needed

Tim Sackett HR, SHRM, Tim Sackett

I don’t know if anyone else saw this, but my favorite HR organization, SHRM, decided it was time to start selling upgrades!  That’s right, for the low, extremely value conscience amount of $295, you too can get a special ribbon on your badge at the 2010 SHRM National Convention as part of your “New Annual Conference Premium Package.”  But wait, …

HR’s Big Lie – Best Practices

Tim Sackett HR, Tim Sackett

Oh boy, I’m sure my brothers and sisters who have studied so hard for their SPHRs and PHRs aren’t going to like this.  Best Practices are hurting HR.   I know, I hear you – but, Tim, you’re an idiot – if it wasn’t for HR Best Practices, I wouldn’t have discovered that tracking turnover was important! Really?  Are you sure …

Under the Influence…

Kelly Dingee HR, Influence, Kelly Dingee

I like the way people have really gotten their knickers in a twist over the many lists John Sumser has created over time.  Bully for him.  Everyone’s got different influencers, none of us should really have the same unless we’re intent on becoming drones.  But Sumser’s list got me to thinking about influencers and to look at my career, and …

HR, Influence and the Dollar Menu

Tim Sackett HR, Influence, Tim Sackett

So much discussion and passion around the recent “Best of” lists that have been floating around the HR Blogosphere.  HR Examiner’s John Sumser has definitely touched on a hot topic within the HR Space with his lists: Top 100 HR Influencers,Top 25 Most Influential Online Recruiters, etc. Also, check out 25 Best HR Experts, Blogs and Influencers to Track in …

HR Lessons Learned Over 40 Years

Tim Sackett HR, Tim Sackett

So, yeah – I hit the big 4 0 here recently, and if you missed my roasting by the HR Capitalist yesterday, have a read here. And while everyone told me it would be a big deal, the only thing I really got out of it was this feeling that it’s Halftime. The first half was pretty good, had a …

Bright Spots in HR? Huh?

Jessica Lee HR, Jessica Lee

Sometimes it’s easier to just whine and moan. As a blogger, it’s fun too. It gets y’all going. It drives up traffic. It solicits lots of comments. And let’s face it – as HR and recruiting folks, there’s a ton of whine-fodder. I could start with the pitiful state of HR and how most HR people stink. I could rage …