New Generations Are Spawning! Birth of the Nano-Generation

Just when we thought the hype about millennials might die down to a dull roar so we could get back to treating people like, well, people, some consultant needed to… Get the Rest

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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

5 Steps for Preventing Recruiter Burnout

My grandmother worked at a General Motors metal fabrication plant, raised five daughters, had the most wonderful dinner on the table each night, looked absolutely beautiful at all

Thanksgiving – The First Employee Engagement Event

In a couple of days many of us will be pulling our chairs up to a table full of food that seems designed to turn on every single

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

Is Pointing out a Problem More Valuable Than Fixing it? Asking for a Friend…

A lot is written on employee engagement. Probably too much. Check that. Not probably, actually. As an HR pro and someone your company probably relies on for engagement ideas, I

Low Employee Performance May Actually Be HR’s Fault

It strikes me that HR has had a long history of low self-esteem. How else do you explain the plethora of articles and blog posts calling for the

What Is the Next HR Phase?

This is a post that asks a simple question. What will the next phase of HR be? Right now we’re in the “Engagement” phase. Everyone is focused on employee engagement

HR, Want Proof You Should Connect? It’s Better Than Sex!

HR do you still need convincing your role should focus on people connection over compliance officer? Check this out: Emotional connection is better than sex. And I think most

Deconstructed Employee Engagement

If you’re a foodie, you’ve probably heard about “deconstructed” recipes. I’m not a foodie. I’m more a "fooder" – which is the county fair/midway version of a foodie.