get pumped

An Overlooked Practice For Motivating Employees

Much has been written about the need to motivate your workforce. Today’s workers are skilled, versatile, risk-seeking, and mobile. You have to motivate the A-players to want to stay, or… Get the Rest

Screen Shot 2015-08-27 at 3.55.43 PM

WEBINAR: Top 10 Ways To Use Glassdoor For Good (Not Evil)

Let’s face it. HR pros have a long history of being uncomfortable with sites like After all, the only people that use and sites like it are disgruntled ex-employees that you

change your mind

If You Never Change Your Mind, You’re Doing It Wrong

Hopefully by now you’ve warmed up to the notion that productive conflict is important to encourage in your teams. To get the most out of their insights and

kid begging

How To Negotiate Like A 4-Year-Old… And Win

My daughter has her first loose tooth. She's four, so it's a bit early... but her dentist indicated it's all genetic. So rest assured it's not because she's

new association

We Need a New Association for Talent Acquisition Pros

I am just home from Las Vegas. My meetings coincided with the SHRM Annual Conference, and I was able to meet human resources leaders from around the world


What Kills a Cat but Makes a Leader?

“Curiosity killed the cat.” This friendly little ditty told to children across the country is intended to squelch the wandering mind of young kids so as not to

Screen Shot 2015-05-14 at 9.52.23 AM

Overcoming Stereotypes: Attractive Women Can’t Code

This week, Microsoft is hosting Codess on campus in Redmond.  Codess is a networking event for women engineers---a place where they can get together and learn, mentor, and

extrinsically motivated

Need Motivation? Mark Cuban Can Help.

I think about the various things that motivate me and most are internally vs. externally driven.  For example, getting up at 5am five days a week to workout


Gossip Girls and Boys – HR’s New Productivity Weapon?

For all my career I’ve heard that loose lips sink ships. I was told don’t talk about your coworkers, don’t spread gossip. And if you are in HR,


Game On

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been elbow deep in online learning.  Newsflash: Translating a dynamic live training experience into an equally engaging online learning experience isn’t for the