I am the Queen of the Frebinar… Give Me Your Sourcing, Recruiting, HR Expertise!

Kelly Dingee Conferences, Don't Feed the Vendors, HR (& Life!) Advice, Kelly Dingee, T+D

What’s a frebinar? A free webinar. And I will admit that someday I may need a 12 step program to ween me from listening to them. Everyone’s offering them lately and I love ’em. I don’t have to leave my office, they’re definitely a nice workday change of pace from Pandora, and great to listen to while multi-tasking. The good …

If ‘Everyone’ is Responsible, is Anyone Responsible?

Steve Boese Current Affairs, Employee Relations, HR (& Life!) Advice, Leadership, Steve Boese

Hiring decisions are often lengthy, arduous, complex undertakings, where even the best, top-performing organizations can only hope to achieve more ‘wins’ than losses’. Think about it. What percentage of your organization’s hires in the last two years would you, (or more importantly, your managers), classify as quality hires? About half? More? Do you even know? Hiring is hard, while simultaneously …

The Truth in Baby Shit

William Tincup Culture, Engagement and Satisfaction, HR (& Life!) Advice, William Tincup

For those who have babies, you’ll readily understand the metaphor.  If we pay attention to it, baby shit is an indicator.  Turns out… lagging and leading indicator.  You can tell a lot about the health of your child from things exiting said child.  And, for the record, men who don’t change diapers are weak, pitiful human specimens.  Period, end of …

There’s No Such Thing As Black People Music…

William Tincup Diversity, Good HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, William Tincup

Turns out… we’re all riddled with biases. Newsflash! While we secretly wish that wasn’t the case and/or that we were somehow above it, we’re not. And for the cynics amongst us, allow me a moment to prove it to you. Imagine a scenario for me… you’re interviewing candidates for a critical role within your organization. During polite conversation the candidate …

Afraid… of Me?!

Marisa Keegan Engagement and Satisfaction, HR (& Life!) Advice, Marisa Keegan

At this point it’s not new news that fear in the workplace can cripple productivity and ruin your culture, but are you creating fear without even knowing it? My friend Louisa called me yesterday at 2pm in a mini-tizzy because her boss’s boss had come over to her desk and requested a meeting with her for the next day. She …