giftguide

Holiday Giving For Employees – It’s Not That Simple

I have two kids… actually they are no longer kids but young adults—21 and 23. When they were 6 and 4, buying them gifts for Christmas was easy. Make the… Get the Rest

black friday

5 Things To Do At The Office On Black Friday

Last year I wrote a post over at The Project called the 5 Things To Do at Work the Day after Thanksgiving.  It's solid, a bit boring for

christmas grind

Christmas Grind.

It’s the first official day of my Thanksgiving PTO, and my husband and I are in his satellite office down in South Florida so he can grind out

negotiation

Negotiation/Influence Skills Separate Average HR Pros From Great Ones…

Tim Sackett and I reprised a deck we've delivered multiple times (including at SHRM National) last week on a HR Executive Magazine webinar sponsored by our friends at

experience

In the Future, Hiring for Jobs Using “Experience” Will Be STUPID

In life, experience is important. Mark Twain put it best when he wrote: “The person that took a bull by the tail once has learned sixty or seventy

thank you

Never Underestimate the Power of “Thank You!”

I was having a little jibber jabber this evening with a close friend.  We were discussing work.  This is great, that sucks, this is new, can't believe this

hiring athletes

Hiring Former Athletes as a Recruiting Strategy – Genius or a Cop-Out?

Was with an SVP of a pretty cool company a couple of months back and he lamented what he considers to be a broken recruiting strategy---hiring former jocks

vacation

Not Taking All Of Your PTO? A Lose-Lose For Everyone

It’s late October and as the last six weeks or so of 2014 begin to wind down, if you are like many other American workers, you are facing

FSU

In Defense Of My Alma Mater (Sub: A Quick Rant About FSU)

I’m a proud alumna of The Florida State University and have taken a lot of heat lately about it. I have taken heat in the grocery store, at

whackingday

HR Initiatives Fall Apart in the Middle

Your CEO loves HR. He is your number one fan. When it comes to initiatives such as performance management and wellness, he believes in your ideas. He knows