Employee Communications: It’s Not Enough to Update People

Are you a human resources professional who toils over plan documents, cafeteria posters, email campaigns—and even schedules tweets—with the hope that employees will feel empowered, consulted and informed? I have… Get the Rest


Open Office Floor Plans Exist Because You Can’t Be Trusted

I have listened to many smart and sensible people debate the merits and drawbacks of open office plans. Some people believe that an open office environment will create better


Coasting Through Your HR Career

There is only one HR Director at your company. She is in her late 40s, has worked there for nearly 20 years, and she’s not budging. What do you

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Do Your Best

I recently sat through a lecture from a colleague of mine who is vegan. She doesn't drink milkshakes, doesn't eat omelets, and she won't wear leather. "Cows don't drink


Access Denied: The Trouble With Coordinating Interviews

Years ago, I worked with a kick-ass HR manager named Megan. She was passionate about her job and held an MBA from an esteemed university. Meg loved everything

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Laurie Ruettimann on Deleting Your Social Footprint: Facebook 101

I read an article on Business Insider about deleting your Facebook Timeline, and I thought, “I’m smart. Job seekers might want to know more about this. I should give this a


R. Kelly and Eccentric Employee Relations Issues

In case you haven't heard, we are right in the middle of my birthday week. (That's right. I am one of those adult women who demand an entire week.

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No New Art

Before you review this article, do me a personal favor and click this link—it's only 600 words or so but it will provide some useful context. Last line of


Marriage Advice from Two Narcissistic HR Bloggers

It's the end of the year, and I want to acknowledge one major event in 2013: The Supreme Court struck down parts of DOMA! Currently, 15 American states recognized marriage


SHRM Leadership Should Lead

Today is a big day. There are several hundred human resources professionals descending on Washington DC to participate in SHRM's Leadership Conference Hill Day. They are lobbying our Congressional