SHRM Leadership Should Lead

Laurie Ruettimann Bad HR, Corporate Social Responsibility, Culture, Current Affairs, Laurie Ruettimann

Today is a big day. There are several hundred human resources professionals descending on Washington DC to participate in SHRM’s Leadership Conference Hill Day. They are lobbying our Congressional leaders on things like healthcare, tort reform and quick and easy access to H-1B visas. Here are three things I want SHRM leaders to say to our elected officials. You should …

Are You Trying to Shave Off Squared Edges to Make Talent Fit?

Kathy Rapp Candidate Pool, Change, Corporate Social Responsibility, Culture, Engagement and Satisfaction, Kathy Rapp, Leadership, War for Talent

Houston is blessed and cursed right now and I’m not just talking about the Texans.  The city is booming due to the vibrant oil and gas industry; and the booming also means talent is scarce. A recent gathering of Houston’s CHRO’s had some oil and gas leaders bantering about talent, specifically the challenge of changing demographics alongside current leaders.  An …

CSR: Who’s Kicking More ### for Humanity: Bill Gates or Google?

Kris Dunn Change, Corporate Social Responsibility, Corporate Social Responsiblity, Current Affairs, Kris Dunn

I’m serious with the question, because I’m not sure. First up, for the crowd that thinks CSR is a call center position in East Bogalusa for the cable company – you’re right, but that’s not what we’re talking about here. For this post, CSR stands for Corporate Social Responsibility, which are actions by a company that appear to further some social …