Livin’ on Tulsa Time… Meet Bryan Wempen

William Tincup HR, HR Vendors, William Tincup

I met Bryan this past summer at the People Report Summer Camp in Dallas, Texas.  The Celtics were on TV… I remember that.  I smoked one of my favorite types of Cuban cigars… I remember that.  I had just presented via Ignite/Pecha Kucha style presentation regarding corporate transparency and how we really, really don’t want said transparency.  I bombed, of …

HR Plays Too Much Defense…

Paul Hebert Bad HR, Culture, Good HR, HR, Innovation, Paul Hebert, Seat at the Table, Sports

Since @timsackett and @steveboese and @kris_dunn use sports analogies to talk HR, I thought I’d try to slide in and sit at the cool kids’ table with my own little sports discussion. Defense is about not losing… What I mean by that is anecdotally I see HR as a function that “protects” the company.  From monitoring legal issues, making sure people fill …

Going Into HR is a Choice. Or At Least It Should Be.

Jessica Lee Candidate Pool, HR, Jessica Lee

I see a lot of resumes every day. Good resumes, bad resumes, interesting resumes. And if you’re like me, you probably see some resumes where you know the job seeker is just trying to play a numbers game – sending their resume out to company after company, applying for any and every kind of position… just to see what sticks. …

I Don’t Discriminate, I Regulate… Meet John Jorgensen

William Tincup Conferences, HR, William Tincup

50 states plus the D.C. – and that means there are a lot of local-level SHRM conferences. Including in Illinois. The Twitter hashtag #ILSHRM10 conjures up interesting memories for folks within the HR/HR social media community.  No less than five different blog posts about the conference, one session in particular that inflamed, the speakers, the bloggers… what was said, not …

The One-Eyed HR Professional in the Land of the Blind…

Paul Hebert Change, Engagement and Satisfaction, Good HR, HR, Influence, Paul Hebert, Performance, Total Rewards

“If ever there were a moment for companies to be experimenting with how they organise and motivate their employees, now would seem to be it. Businesses are being yanked in every direction by the forces of recession, emerging markets and new technology. Psychologists and economists are collaborating as never before to expand the field of behavioural economics, to tell us …

Belly Dancers + HR Professionals = Awesome… Meet Carol McDaniel…

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

The moment I arrived at Moroccan Night at the HR Florida conference… I knew I was going to witness something special. Henna tattoos – check, palm readers – check, open bar – check, belly dancers in the flesh AND on the big screen – double check.  OMFG.  All my HR sensibilities were completely challenged… in a good way.  The event, …

Manager, Director or VP of HR: Generalists Rule the World…

Kris Dunn HR, Kris Dunn, Organizational Development, Working With Recruiters

I’m an HR Generalist by trade, and I’ve always been proud of that fact.  A good generalist can do it all, with style, grace and a street-smart attitude that’s almost impossible to replace. Of course, some people have periodically said that the generalist role is dead or in the process of dying, with Jack Kevorkian in the next room.  I’ve always …

The Pros for HR in a Bad Economy

Tim Sackett Bad HR, Current Affairs, HR, Tim Sackett

I’m kind of sick and tired of reading/listening/watching so much negative information on the economy. I get it. We’re down, we’re out, we’ll never come back – it’s the worst of all time. Sure, it makes for headlines  – but otherwise, all the chatter probably isn’t really helping move us forward in a productive manner.  And I have said this …

This Sourcer’s Got A Brand New Bag…

Kelly Dingee Career Paths, HR, Kelly Dingee

Actually, I have a new job. Yes, I quit the job that I have described as a “sourcer’s dream.” Crazy? Maybe.  But sometimes you get an opportunity, and you know if you don’t take it, you’ll regret it.  That’s how I felt about AIRS 2 1/2 years ago and how I feel about my new job. This is a different …