HR Interviews: The Road Goes On Forever…

William Tincup Good HR, HR, Profiles, Trench HR, William Tincup

I’ve been following Joni for what seems like years. Twitter has an equivalent to dog years, right?  If not, I suggest we use 10 years of real life to every year on/using Twitter. That will keep the math simple for us liberal arts folks. Joni and I met in person last year and she asked me to speak, Ignite-style, at one …

5 Habits That Make You a Bad HR Pro

Tim Sackett Bad HR, HR, Tim Sackett, Trench HR

Every new year I start to think about how I can make myself better for the upcoming year – what did I do well, what do I need to stop doing and what do I need to do more of.  As I began to think about those things recently, I started to notice habits that creep up from time to …

System Implementation on the Horizon? Ask Away.

Jessica Lee Change, HR Tech, Jessica Lee, Trench HR

Let me just say this: I am stressed out. I am not even going to lie about it. 2011 has come like a hurricane. There’s my regular recruiting load, 2010 year end stuff, special projects like a Jobvite implementation… cumulatively, it’s what keeps me up at night. Who likes a complainer though?! Jobvite however? I am more than excited about. …

When It Comes to Social Recruiting, ROI Stinks As a Worthwhile Measure…

Josh Letourneau Joshua Letourneau, Metrics, Social Recruiting, Trench HR

ROI (“Return on Investment”).  We just gotta get us some ‘cuz it feels so good.  It’s become the drug we believe is going to solve all our business problems – so when we need a cash injection to fuel our newly burgeoning Social Recruiting programs and initiatives, we’ve been taught to think that all we need is a fancy excel …

Time to Get Your “Drink On” at the Office Holiday Party!

Tim Sackett Employee Relations, Good HR, HR Happy Hour, Tim Sackett, Trench HR

Fast Company had a recent article on the subject of office holiday parties (Office Parties: Breeding Grounds for Bad Behavior, Flings, and Unemployment) in which they reported: 40% of workers say they’ve either embarrassed themselves or know someone who has at a work holiday party. And a shocking 23%–1 in 4!–have been reprimanded for their actions. Pink slips are almost …

My Wandering Got Me Wondering – Meet Chris Ponder

William Tincup Conferences, HR, Trench HR, William Tincup

I met Chris Ponder at the HRSouthwest Conference earlier this year. Chris is like most HR professionals who are working in the trenches ("trench HR" – hat tip to Charlie Judy) every single day.  He’s a regional HR manager, so he has a ton of stories about how HR is done locally, state by state and nationally – which is an interesting …

Bust Out Your Calculators! It’s Open Enrollment.

wellnesssucks Bad HR, Compensation/Cash Money, Culture, Employee Relations, Good HR, Tanya Barham, Trench HR, wellness

Ohhhhhhh yes.  It’s that time of year again.  HR and Benefits know that this is the time of year when employees need to make some important choices about their benefits plans. These are choices that, in the unfortunate event that someone might need to actually use a big chunk of health care, can have some pretty serious financial consequences for …

Belly Dancers + HR Professionals = Awesome… Meet Carol McDaniel…

William Tincup Good HR, HR, Trench HR, William Tincup

The moment I arrived at Moroccan Night at the HR Florida conference… I knew I was going to witness something special. Henna tattoos – check, palm readers – check, open bar – check, belly dancers in the flesh AND on the big screen – double check.  OMFG.  All my HR sensibilities were completely challenged… in a good way.  The event, …

BREAKING: PerformWorks to Buy TalentSoft.Com

Steve Boese HR Tech, HR Technology, Steve Boese, Trench HR

The acquisitions and consolidation in the Human Capital Management (HCM) space keep coming hot and heavy, don’t they?  Can you believe that PerformWorks, with its history of aggressive sales tactics and its cutthroat culture would be interested in the low-key, clever but under-the-radar set of solutions offered by TalentSoft?   For the last couple of years, PerformWorks has been strategically …