OZ, The Great and Powerful… (not)

John Whitaker Audacious Ideas, Bad HR, John Whitaker, SHRM

Like many of you, I’ve received plenty of collateral material inviting me to the SHRM National Conference in Las Vegas. Let’s put aside for a minute the temperature in Nevada in late June, and instead focus on the the world-renowned speakers booked for the event. First of all, it seems the ladies in our profession are in for a real treat …

Ladies, Bring Your Diet Pills: SHRM15 and Dr. Oz

Laurie Ruettimann Bad HR, Laurie Ruettimann, Performance, Seat at the Table, SHRM, The HR Profession

Every year, the Society for Human Resource Management has an annual conference. They choose speakers who have something to say about work, money, power, and politics. One year, SHRM invited Condoleezza Rice to speak. It’s an interesting choice because Rice grew up in Birmingham. She discussed how she overcame institutional racism to achieve some amazing goals in life. She didn’t discuss the …

Sackadamus Gives His 2015 Predictions

Tim Sackett Cara Lucas, Change, Digital Interviewing, Good HR, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, HR Technology, in the news, Kris Dunn, Learning and Development, Recruiting, Seat at the Table, SHRM, The HR Profession, Tim Sackett, Training and Development, Uncategorized, Video Interviewing

The Annual Sackadamus FOT Predictions have become legendary, primarily for their uncanny accuracy and for the simple fact no one is willing to go out on such a limb within the industry. Back in 2009, it was I who predicted the take off of video interviewing/video profiles!  I also predicted Healthcare reform would go nowhere, so 50/50 seems to be …

$HRM and HRCI; Mo Money, Mo Problems

John Whitaker HR, SHRM

Hank Jackson is a CPA. Prior to being CEO of SHRM, Mr. Jackson served as the Global Finance Officer. Before joining SHRM, he was the EVP/CFO for Howard University; before that, a public accountant. Let’s just say the man knows his way around a spreadsheet. Hank, as I mentioned, is a CPA. So with that in mind, consider again the recent …

Bankroll HCM: Follow the Money #SHRM13

Laurie Ruettimann HR Tech, HR Technology, HR Vendors, Laurie Ruettimann, SHRM

In December 2011, TechCrunch published a short-but-brutal article that will live in infamy as one of the most influential HR-related articles since Fast Company published Why We Hate HR back in 2005. In what is perhaps the most boring piece of tech news to come out of this week, German software giant SAP has today announced that it will buy the US-based SuccessFactors, a company that …

Live from #SHRM13! It’s FOT and ADP

Meredith Soleau SHRM, Worldwide FOT

Tim Sackett interviews ADP on what it’s like to be a software giant. [email subscribers may need to click through to see the video] Meredith SoleauMeredith Soleau was supposed to be a famous country singer, but her parents made her go to college and major in something “real.” She graduated with a B.S. in Business from the University of Toledo, …

LIVE from #SHRM13! It’s FOT and Glassdoor!

Meredith Soleau SHRM, Worldwide FOT

Tim Sackett interviews Steve Roop, VP of Marketing at Glassdoor. Check it… [email subscribers may need to click through to see] YouTube link here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6E0rm5KZdZg And I totally held the camera. So there. Meredith SoleauMeredith Soleau was supposed to be a famous country singer, but her parents made her go to college and major in something “real.” She graduated with a …

Headline #SHRM13 – Hillary Says Don’t Pay Attention

Paul Hebert HR, Organizational Development, Paul Hebert, SHRM

Well… not really. What Ms. Clinton said – I surmised from the twitter stream because my flight was delayed and I couldn’t make it to her chat – was “follow the trend lines not the headlines.”  It must have resonated with a few folks because I saw it retweeted quite a bit.  That is a very, very important statement. However, …