OZ, The Great and Powerful… (not)

John Whitaker Audacious Ideas, Bad HR, John Whitaker, SHRM

Like many of you, I’ve received plenty of collateral material inviting me to the SHRM National Conference in Las Vegas. Let’s put aside for a minute the temperature in Nevada in late June, and instead focus on the the world-renowned speakers booked for the event. First of all, it seems the ladies in our profession are in for a real treat …

Ladies, Bring Your Diet Pills: SHRM15 and Dr. Oz

Laurie Ruettimann Bad HR, Laurie Ruettimann, Performance, Seat at the Table, SHRM, The HR Profession

Every year, the Society for Human Resource Management has an annual conference. They choose speakers who have something to say about work, money, power, and politics. One year, SHRM invited Condoleezza Rice to speak. It’s an interesting choice because Rice grew up in Birmingham. She discussed how she overcame institutional racism to achieve some amazing goals in life. She didn’t discuss the …