Who Is NOT The Fairest Of Them All?

Meredith Soleau Career Paths, Current Affairs, Meredith Soleau, Trench HR

Unless you've been living under a rock (or if you have no interest in sparkly vampires… which seems unlikely), you know that Hollywood couple, Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, are on the rocks. Rumors (and photos) have it that Stewart was cozying up with her Snow White and the Huntsmen movie director, Rupert Sanders. Okay, so how does this bit …

The CYA Report E25: The 2012 HR Conference Fantasy Draft

Holland Dombeck McCue Andy Porter, CYA Report, Dawn Hrdlica, Holland Dombeck, Jason Pankow, Kris Dunn, Marisa Keegan, Meredith Soleau, Paul Hebert, Podcast, Steve Boese, Tim Sackett, William Tincup

The CYA Report is a free flowing, sometimes mature discussion of HR and talent issues. On today's episode we commemorate our 25th podcast and the return of football, with The 2012 HR Conference Fantasy Draft. Listen in as FOT contributors select their conference dream team, complete with play-by-play commentary and analysis. Hosts: Kris Dunn & Dawn Burke Producer: Holland Dombeck Music: intro  – LL Cool J …

How To Amp Up Those #HR Socially Awkward Situations

Meredith Soleau Bad HR, Food and Drink, Meredith Soleau

We’ve all been there. You see that ex-employee out on the town, you try to avoid the person at all costs because you can’t really remember why they don’t work for you anymore, just that they don’t work for you anymore. For some reason. Dang it! Why doesn’t this person work for me anymore?! The ex-employee makes eye contact, you …

The HR Olympics

Meredith Soleau Audacious Ideas, Current Affairs, Meredith Soleau

Because I am totally obsessed with the #2012LondonOlympics, and because I find them oddly like The Hunger Games (only with less drunken Haymitch’s and fewer fights to the death), and because I find myself relating everything to the Olympians, today we’re going to relate the Olympics to HR. After all, good HR people are pretty much like well-trained Olympic Athletes. Okay… we’re …

New Yahoo CEO Is Six Months Pregnant [Insert Gasp]

Meredith Soleau Candidate Pool, Career Paths, Meredith Soleau, Work Life Balance

Bravo, Yahoo! Seriously, I applaud your company! *standing ovations all around* When I heard about Yahoo’s new CEO (Marissa Mayer) being six months pregnant, and only being 37-years-old, I just knew – this woman must be simply amazing. Not only is she a girl, but she gets picked to be CEO with a maternity leave scheduled in her near future.  Women everywhere can …

Top 5 Reasons To Love A Geek

Meredith Soleau Culture, Meredith Soleau

I love geeks. I married a huge one. Meet Shaun Soleau (a board gamer with a passion for all things Game of Thrones): Shaun wasn’t a sports playing frat boy in college, and he’s not had many girlfriends. But those things don’t matter to me. Actually, those things ended up being more attractive to me when we were dating. I …

Twitter: Finding Your Talent & Your Peers

Meredith Soleau Meredith Soleau, Recruiting, Social Media and Talent, Social Networking, Social Recruiting, Sourcing, War for Talent

I didn’t like Twitter when I first joined. It’s hard to sum up anything I want to say in 140 characters or less, and it didn’t feel personal like Facebook (where I actually knew all of my Friends). But, I stuck with it, and I tweeted things, and somehow, I created a little following.  The next thing I knew, I …

Half Naked HR

Meredith Soleau Meredith Soleau, wellness

Vogue has done something amazing for women.  They’ve decided to become a leader in the fashion world, banning models who “appear to have an eating disorder.” And they have asked designers to stop sending “unrealistically small sample sizes of their clothing, which limits the range of women who can be photographed in their clothes.” Bravo, Vogue!  I salute you! As a …