Riddle me this…PHR, SPHR OR….MBA?

Kelly Dingee HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Kelly Dingee, SHRM, Sourcing

I’m fortunate that at the retained search firm I work for we get several HR positions (at all levels…Generalist, Manager, Business Partner, Director, VP, CHRO..)  in the non-profit and for-profit arena to work on in any given year.  I enjoy them quite a bit and it’s interesting to me to hear the answer to this question I always ask of …

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 …

Needless Martyrs: Human Resources and The EAP

Laurie Ruettimann HR, SHRM

Who helps the people who help others? That’s what I wonder whenever I encounter Human Resources professionals who show up to work every day, maintain order and dignity in a pretty chaotic environment but never really talk about how they feel. Although unemployment fell to 7.5%, last month, the world is still uncertain for many HR generalists, business partners and …

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 …

The Next Big Thing In HR

Tim Sackett Audacious Ideas, Candidate Pool, Career Paths, Change, Coaching, Giving Notice, Good HR, Hiring Managers, HR, Influence, Leadership, Organizational Development, Performance, Retention, SHRM, Succession Planning, Tim Sackett, Trench HR, War for Talent

The next big thing in HR is also the #1 thing HR sucks in.  Whether you’re feeling it or not in your organization, hiring is coming back.  That means slowly but surely the economy is getting better.  That means slowly but surely you’re going to have people retiring.  All those Baby Boomers that held on an extra 2, 3, 4 …

Fareed Zakaria at SHRM 2013

Laurie Ruettimann Conferences, Laurie Ruettimann, SHRM

Last year, I saw Condoleezza Rice speak at the 2012 SHRM Conference in Atlanta. She is a great speaker and understands geopolitical issues. Since I am passionate about the connection between work, power, politics and Human Resources, I was happy with the selection. But as a recruiting and talent professional, I had a few questions about Dr. Rice’s performance as …

We Only Hire Republicans

Tim Sackett Audacious Ideas, Candidate Pool, Change, Culture, Driving Productivity, Engagement and Satisfaction, Generations, HR, Influence, Innovation, Interviewing, Leadership, Organizational Development, Performance, Pop Culture, Recruiting, Resumes, SHRM, Social Recruiting, Sourcing, Tim Sackett, Trench HR

Before you go all Obama on me, let me explain.  A Stanford Business School economist recently studied the impact of political partisanship and attractiveness – believing that people find those of the same political party that they share, more attractive than someone from an opposing party.  From the article in Slate: “In the first experiment, 197 subjects were brought into …

1st Time Job Regrets

Tim Sackett Candidate Pool, Career Paths, College Recruiting, Compensation/Cash Money, Generations, Interviewing, Job Market, Job Seeker Advice, Laurie Ruettimann, Negotiation, Onboarding, Recruiting, SHRM, Social Recruiting, Tim Sackett, Total Rewards, Trench HR, Work Life Balance, Working With Recruiters

how can i get back with my ex girlfriend One of the most read blog posts I've written in the last two years is: How To 'Really' Get An Entry Level Job.  It's pretty basic, straightforward advice on how I would go about finding an entry level job, if I was just coming out of college.  One piece of advice …

Laurie Ruettimann and Kris Dunn unite like Voltron – 2013 Speaking Announcement

Holland Dombeck McCue Conferences, Good HR, Kris Dunn, Laurie Ruettimann, SHRM

Laurie Ruettimann and Kris Dunn are teaming up and hitting the HR speaking circuit together in 2013. First up? IL SHRM, where they will talk about HR, marketing personae and professional development. C how to get your ex back heck out their promo spot here… Stay tuned for more tour announcements from Laurie, Kris and the rest of the FOT team! how …

I've Caught a Case of 'Newbulshit'

Tim Sackett Audacious Ideas, Career Paths, Communication, Culture, Employee Coaching, Employee Communications, Giving Notice, Good HR, Hiring Managers, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Influence, Innovation, Leadership, Onboarding, Organizational Development, Performance, Recruiting, Retention, SHRM, Sourcing, Tim Sackett, Trench HR, wellness

There's something that I think most employees experience from time to time, that feeling like no one is listening to me! It happens to everyone from the CEO down to the janitor.  I'm sure the lower down the career ladder you go, the more you experience this feeling.  Many times it really isn't that people aren't listening.  In fact, you're …