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 …

BP: HR & Leadership Lessons

Kathy Rapp Current Affairs, HR, Kathy Rapp, Leadership

I’ve purposely avoided writing about BP and the disaster in the Gulf of Mexico primarily because it hits so close to home, I know many people involved, and generally, I avoid political hot buttons.  That said, there are too many HR and Leadership lessons to be learned from the tragedy not to put a few thoughts out there. Anyone who …