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 SumTotal Systems: How… Get the Rest

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

raises

Influence 101 – It’s Not Enough To Ask For A Raise: Understand Who You’re Asking

Raises. Of course you should ask for them. Don't get caught thinking the market inside your company will take care of you. But with that said, let's break

employee tv

Must-See TV! Is It Better For Employees to Watch The Walking Dead or Gotham?

It's that time of year, again.  The time when you can't figure out what the heck you want to watch because there are so many new things on

wicked smart

Being Smart Isn’t a Job Description

It's the Friday before a holiday and you don’t really want to read another tome on employee engagement, do you? You want something light, fluffy, yet tasty and