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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 you have… Get the Rest

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Ebola Isn’t A Disease I’m Scared Of

The hysteria around Ebola in the U.S. right now is understandable. People who contract it have a 70% chance of dying, and the death isn't pretty---it's horrific. It's

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Sooo Busy?

Sooo busy all the time? You’re weak, incompetent, or insecure. There are people in my life whom I no longer ask, “How are you doing?” Does that seem rude?

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The Real Reason HR Is Hated: CEO Commitment Phobia

Last week I had the pleasure of participating in the Fistful of Talent/SumTotal Hangout with Kris Dunn and Tim Sackett where we had a fabulous HR rant session.

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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

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System v. Talent: What Are You Recruiting For?

I've always been a huge fan of talent over system. I was never a system believer. My take was, give me the best damn talent, and I'll kill

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You Have So Much Potential

If you were MENSA eligible, would you join the organization? For me, the answer is a resounding NO. The main reason is... it would screw with me, and

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What, The Bell Curve Lives?

Just when I thought the performance ratings and the dreaded bell curve were dead, the Washington Business Journal announced that a major government contractor in Washington, DC is

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Is Google+ ready to be our sourcing darling?

I was so excited when Google+ joined our social sourcing world in 2011.  You probably know if you read this way back then.  I've circled, I've "hung out,"

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Developing Your Team: Three Types of People (And Why You’re The Problem)

You wish your team would accept greater responsibility. Why don't they seize the moment and just do it? It's a common thread for me and the people I hang