Kick-Start Your HR Creativity – Two Lessons From Jared Leto

Kathy Rapp Career Paths, Change, Change Management, Coaching, Communication, Driving Productivity, Engagement and Satisfaction, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Innovation, Kathy Rapp, Leadership, Pop Culture, wellness, Work Life Balance

The Thin Red Line. Fight Club.  American Psyco.  These are films that solidified Jared Leto‘s success as an Oscar-winning actor. Then, as his star was rising, he basically stopped making movies. “I think it was about focus. I knew that I needed to commit everything to music at that point in my life,” said Leto. Fast Company interviewed Jared Leto and …

Screw The Gym. 3 Healthier Ways To Keep Your 2016 HR Resolutions

Kathy Rapp Candidate Pool, Change, Contingent Workforce, Culture, Employment Branding and Culture, HR, HR & Sports, HR (& Life!) Advice, Innovation, Kathy Rapp, Leadership, Recruiting, Recruitment Marketing, Social Media, Social Media and Talent, Social Networking, Social Recruiting, Talent Strategy, The HR Profession, wellness

January 1st.  My gym is packed.  Brand new workout gear is on display.  There’s a line for the adduction lever machine. Fitness resolutions are certainly worthy, but, like most well-intentioned resolutions, are hard to keep without help.  You’ve also probably got some HR resolutions on your list.  Why not kill two birds… and forget the gym!  Here are three ways …

Kick-A$$ Career Advice for 2016

Kathy Rapp Career Paths, Change, Coaching, Engagement and Satisfaction, Executive Search, HR (& Life!) Advice, Job Seeker Advice, Kathy Rapp, wellness, Working With Recruiters

It’s that time of year. The traditional time of reflecting and planning for our professional lives is upon us. It’s bull. It’s actually the worst time to be doing any remembering, preparing or thinking about your career. Why? Well, if you’re like me, you’re exhausted. You’re cramming to get all the stuff you said you’d do LAST December done. You’re …

“Provided By Management For Your Safety”

Kathy Rapp Communication, Culture, Employee Engagement, Engagement and Satisfaction, HR, Kathy Rapp, Leadership, Training and Development, wellness

I was in an airport restroom last week and the seat cover holder made me laugh.  I’d never noticed it before, but this particular one actually said, “Provided By Management For Your Safety.”  I even took a picture of it. So many things struck me as stupid about this sign. Is the airport leadership really concerned about the safety of …

Running Wild: 3 Reasons I Keep Hitting The Pavement

Kathy Rapp Engagement and Satisfaction, HR & Sports, HR (& Life!) Advice, Kathy Rapp, Leadership, Learning and Development, Sports, wellness

I hate running.  Honestly.  When it gets down to it, running hurts.  I have plantar fasciitis, a bad hip and my knees are going to flip me off any day now. Yet, it fuels me in a way that is beautifully addictive. I started running when I was in middle school as a result of my dad quitting smoking.  He …

I've Caught a Case of 'Newbulshit'

Tim Sackett Audacious Ideas, Career Paths, Communication, Culture, Employee Coaching, Employee Communications, Giving Notice, Good HR, Hiring Managers, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Influence, Innovation, Leadership, Onboarding, Organizational Development, Performance, Recruiting, Retention, SHRM, Sourcing, Tim Sackett, Trench HR, wellness

There's something that I think most employees experience from time to time, that feeling like no one is listening to me! It happens to everyone from the CEO down to the janitor.  I'm sure the lower down the career ladder you go, the more you experience this feeling.  Many times it really isn't that people aren't listening.  In fact, you're …

Embrace Your Shame

William Tincup Audacious Ideas, Food and Drink, Good HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, wellness, William Tincup

“The point is, ladies and gentleman, that shame, for lack of a better word, is good. Shame is right, shame works. Shame clarifies, cuts through, and captures the essence of the evolutionary spirit. Shame, in all of its forms; shame for life, for money, for love, knowledge has marked the upward surge of mankind. And shame, you mark my words, …

Half Naked HR

Meredith Soleau Meredith Soleau, wellness

Vogue has done something amazing for women.  They’ve decided to become a leader in the fashion world, banning models who “appear to have an eating disorder.” And they have asked designers to stop sending “unrealistically small sample sizes of their clothing, which limits the range of women who can be photographed in their clothes.” Bravo, Vogue!  I salute you! As a …

Didn’t Get a Raise in 2012? Maybe You Can Eat a Few More Apples Instead

Steve Boese Benefits, Compensation/Cash Money, Steve Boese, wellness

Last week, in the quiet time between Christmas and New Year’s where most of the working world slowed to a crawl, only to be occasionally stirred to life by the odd extended holiday lunch or from the benevolence of a manager or two that dismissed the troops early on the Friday before the holiday weekend, you might have missed reports …