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HR Bedside Manner

“Tell me the truth, Doc… how long do I have?” Have you ever been under the knife? Consider your state of mind when you feel especially vulnerable. Not only are… Get the Rest

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Drop Your Counteroffers and Bet on Boomerang Employees Instead

Nothing quite like a marriage metaphor, right? You’ve heard these stories (or perhaps you’ve lived this story) – after years of asking, pleading, and begging (to a man’s

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Why Innovation Requires Rules

When you hear the word innovation most people think, new, groundbreaking, disruptive, interesting, free-form. The word doesn’t evoke images of strict processes and rules. Yet my experience working

Moving from Disruption to Breakthrough HR

For a couple of years, we have been talking about disruption, when we are actually looking for breakthrough ideas in the HR space. My discussion today is a

Leadership. It’s Always the Answer

How many of you are in the throes of strategy planning and budgeting for 2017?  It's also talent review, total rewards and expense management season.  Oh, and for

Uber Trades Out CHROs, aka Life In The Fast Lane

If there's one thing that's true in HR, it's that today's HR leader right for a company may not be right for the same company 3 years from

“Elect” to Make Change For The Better

Hey there FOT'ers, Whitaker here, being decidedly un-hip. You know what IS "hip" right now? The emotionally wrought, hyperbolic, "end of the world" post. President-Elect Donald Trump had

College: The Perfect Place for HR to Reshape the Future

Colleges may just be the place for HR to reshape its future. As a part-time grad professor at Adelphi University, I get to play a small part in changing the

Put a Fork in Millennials – They’re Done

I wish I wrote better headlines. A great headline assures readership no matter how poorly written and researched a post/article is. I could have put a number in it

HR Creepiness – Don’t Be That Guy (Gal)

Clowns. It’s probably been a long time since you gave clowns a second thought. But now, with the Presidential election and headlines like this from my neck of