Your Organization Is On A Political Rollercoaster, Hold on Tight

William Wiggins Communication, Corporate Social Responsibility, Corporate Social Responsiblity, Current Affairs, Diversity, Employment Branding and Culture, politics

From the boardroom to the men’s room; from the chat features of Zoom and Skype to text, employees are engaging in a political jousting of sorts. Unbridled pandemics and ongoing global social injustice protests have changed the rules of political correctness in the workplace. As organizations are declaring their position on racial and social injustice, they have invited more sharing …

The S-Storm Trifecta of 2020 (for HR and Everyone Else)

John Whitaker Change Management, COVID-19, Diversity, Employee Relations, politics, Race 2 Comments

So here we all are, this is really happening. A pandemic response of historic significance, social unrest like we haven’t seen since the 1960’s, and it’s less than six months until we have an election that promises to provide an explosive outcome – no matter who is found to be the victor. That’s one huge matzah ball. If it wasn’t …

March Madness Part 3: The “Dear Mark, You Are No Longer An HR Influencer” Episode

Mark Fogel Mark Fogel, politics, SHRM, Sports

Each year I do a post on March Madness and bring you a kaleidoscope of issues and musings across the HR landscape. Of course, I mingle in politics and the college basketball tournament to lighten things up. This year my post is a little darker than usual, as we see the effects of “the Circus” in Washington D.C. rattle all …

Do Activist Employees At Google Represent The Masses?

Kris Dunn Corporate Social Responsibility, Culture, Current Affairs, Employee Relations, HR, in the news, Influence, Leadership, Managing People, Policies, politics, Pop Culture, Risks, The HR Profession

If you’re an HR leader, one important thing to get your head around is Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and its connection to the mission of your company and the market choices your company makes. Welcome to the new world. You can’t simply chase a profitable line of business that exists on the fringes without considering CSR. At no place is …

Dear Staff, Just Because It’s Legal, Doesn’t Mean You Can Smoke It At Work – Sincerely, HR

William Wiggins Change Management, Communication, Employee Relations, Employment Law, HR, Policies, politics, Workforce Management Articles

I have known that distinct smell of marijuana ever since I was in middle school. The year was 1975, and I was spending the night at my very popular older brother’s house (known for his infamous parties). I happened upon that plate beneath to sofa that contained, among other things, a pack of funny little thin papers, little round seeds, …

Duck Season, Wabbit Season, Conference Season, and March Madness: Part 2

Mark Fogel Conferences, Current Affairs, HR, HR & Sports, Learning, Learning and Development, Mark Fogel, politics, Power Rankings, Resumes, Selection, SHRM, Sports, The HR Profession

Yes, it is time for March Madness. Spring is definitely in the air. About this time last year, I departed from my political and assertive writing to do a mash-up of topics impacting the HR and Talent community. Well, It’s time for a “Part 2,” so hold on to your hats and college basketball draw sheets, here we go! First, …

The Politics of HR – Whose Side Are You On?

Mark Fogel Business Development, Conferences, Corporate America, Current Affairs, HR, Mark Fogel, politics, SHRM

Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., HR’s largest membership organization’s CEO has been catching a lot of flack lately. In fact, a band of HR innovators and outliers have pushed the #fixitSHRM hashtag for a while in their displeasure with the CEO’s actions on behalf of the society. It’s even getting some press and blog play in the HR and talent space …

Can HR Truly bring Their True Selves to Work?

Mark Fogel Diversity, Employee Relations, Free Speech, Mark Fogel, politics, Social Media, Uncategorized

One of my favorite songs on The Who’s magnificent rock opus Quadrophenia is The Real Me. It asks the question “Can you see the real me?” over and over as the central character, Jimmy, asks his doctor and others for clarity about his issues. Well, HR has some new issues to contend with too. Can HR bring their true selves to …