Which HR Meme Are You?

William Tincup Audacious Ideas, Culture, Good HR, HR, HR & Marketing, Personal Brand, Seat at the Table, William Tincup

Let’s face it… we’re all cartoon caricatures even when we’re not trying to be. You’re a meme, I’m a meme and everyone we know is a meme. Let’s have fun with it. In Buzzfeed fashion, let’s analyze some of the different HR memes we encounter at work. For time and memorial, let’s answer the question: What’s your HR meme? Streisand …

3 Hard Interview Lessons Learned Johnny Football Style

Kathy Rapp Current Affairs, Hiring Managers, HR & Sports, Interviewing, Kathy Rapp, Personal Brand, Recruiting, Social Media, Sports

Johnny “Football” Manziel just experienced the toughest interview process of his life: the NFL Draft.  After much hype about being picked #1—or at the very least going in the top 10—Johnny waited, and waited and waited. It was painful and yet, predictable. When Cleveland finally grabbed him at the #22 slot you could sense the collective relief… and realization he …

Does Great Work Have To Be Shared?

Steve Boese HR, Influence, Performance, Personal Brand, Social Media and Talent, Social Networking, Steve Boese

A few months ago, on a Sunday afternoon after spending a few days in Las Vegas at some HR conference or another… and feeling the lingering effects of too much good food, good wine, and poor sleep, I hit that point of “Man, I really need to get some more exercise. I guess I should start jogging or something.” And …

Why Employees Have a Role In Their Own Engagement

Paul Hebert Culture, Employee Engagement, Engagement and Satisfaction, Good HR, HR, Paul Hebert, Personal Brand, Pop Culture

HR, and management in general, has taken the brunt of the vitriol and blame for low engagement scores. Read anything in the mainstream business press and the blogosphere, and the finger is decisively pointed at executives and managers as the cause for disengagement and low productivity. The subtext is “If those lazy managers and lousy HR ‘types’ would just get …

Ending the Fiction of Lifetime Employment

Steve Gifford Audacious Ideas, Books, Career Paths, Change, Culture, Giving Notice, Personal Brand, Retention, Steve Gifford, Succession Planning

You probably aren’t working in the last job you’ll ever have.  Heck, there’s a good chance you’re not even in the single digits of employers before you retire.  So, why do we pretend that we are? That’s the interesting issue that is posed in this month’s Harvard Business Review, entitled Tours of Duty: The New Employer-Employee Contract.  The authors lay …

Dear HR Graduate – What I Wish I’d Been Clued In On

Kathy Rapp HR (& Life!) Advice, Job Seeker Advice, Kathy Rapp, Personal Brand, Social Media, The HR Profession

“School’s out for summer.  School’s out forever.”  Alice Cooper’s lyrics hit home this month as a fresh crop of new grads enter the world and gasp, “Now what?!!” I have a cousin who just graduated from LSU and is headed to graduate school in the fall.  He’s staying in Baton Rouge for the summer and some of the relatives are …

Advice to 2013 Grads from HR [Video Bonus!]

Tim Sackett Candidate Pool, Coaching, College Recruiting, Generations, Good HR, HR, Interviewing, Job Market, Job Seeker Advice, Leadership, Onboarding, Performance, Personal Brand, Recruiting, Resumes, SHRM, Sourcing, Tim Sackett, Trench HR

It’s that time of year when college and universities around the world will release onto us the great minds of the 2013 graduate class.  This always makes me think of the popular advice – Wear Sunscreen: While this advice might be from 1999 – it still rings true today – but like everything else in the world this can be …

5 HR Safe Swear Words

Tim Sackett Bad HR, Change, Communication, Culture, Employee Coaching, Employee Communications, Employee Relations, Good HR, Harassment, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Influence, Innovation, Leadership, Personal Brand, Policies, Pop Culture, Religion, SHRM, The HR Profession, Tim Sackett, Trench HR, Working With Recruiters

I tend to use swear words.  Not all the time – I’m not like some sailor walking around the office dropping ‘F-Bombs’ all the time, but in select instances I will use a word that I don’t allow my kids to use.  I’ve heard people say that those who use swear words are ignorant because they can’t come up with …