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#Nextchat RECAP: The Natural Selection of Talent Management


On June 29, @shrmnextchat chated with Jessica Merrell (@JMillerMerrell) about The Natural Selection of Talent Management.

In case you missed this excellent and informative chat on the lates trends in recruiting and talent managment, you can read all the tweets here:




The Dilemma of Creative Thinking In The Workplace

Let me get straight to the point. One key element contributing to the dilemma of creative thinking in the workplace is fear of diversity – fear of "too" different.  You see, this "too different" causes discomfort. This is the "get out of our comfort zone" we don't consider and resist.

The comfort zone we usually address is pushing ourselves to grow, moving beyond where we currently are as our choice on our terms. This is the one most familiar when we use that phrase.

But, there's another. I call it "the diversity...


Ten ways to make your employees happy


By Catalina Andrade

Is employee happiness an issue at your organization? Have you heard grumbling around the water cooler? Here are some go-to ways to boost morale and improve employee happiness used by Retrofit, a leading provider of weight-management and disease-prevention programs:

  1. Truly trust your employees. You hire top talent to get the job done. Trust that they will and give them the freedom and flexibility to work whether it be sitting in the office at a desk or on the couch in their jammies.
  2. Unlimited time off. Whether your employees want
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#Nextchat: The Natural Selection of Talent Management


Source. Interview. Hire. Turnover. Rinse. Repeat.

It’s a never-ending cycle as organizations struggle to find and keep the talent needed to run and develop their organizations. The competition grows smarter and more relentless every day.

Anxious employers are beginning to pay closer attention to the recruiting trends that they may have scoffed at in the past. It’s finally sinking in that the only options are “get on board” or “go down in flames.”

The trends that continue to top the list in 2016 are:

  • Employer branding—What are you doing to attract
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Breakthrough by Building Social Capital

“If you want more influence in your organizations, relationships will help you get there,” according to the authors of Social Gravity: Harnessing the Natural Laws of Relationships (Talent Anarchy Productions, 2012).

Consultant, speaker and author Jason Lauritsen and speaker, corporate trainer and author Joe Gerstandt describe “social gravity” as the invisible combination of forces at work in our relationships with others. The book explains that the most common ways people build relationships center on proximity and activity: People get to know one another when they frequent the same places...


A Follow-Up Discussion on Workplace Bullying #SHRM16


As part of my blogging team coverage of the 2016 SHRM Annual Conference and Exposition, several weeks ago I conducted a Q&A with Catherine Mattice, one of the conference’s concurrent speakers.  The post served as a preview of her session, titled “The Real World: Case Studies of Real Organizations Who Solved Their Workplace Bullying Problems” and gave us some insight into her thoughts on the reality of workplace bullying.  You can read that initial Q&A post here

So naturally at the conference I took the opportunity to attend her session....




by Ross Smith and Darla Barrett      

"Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure... than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat." ~ Theodore...


Communications survey reveals the potential of mobile to transform engagement #SHRM16


Red e App Survey of HR Professionals at the SHRM 2016 Annual Conference & Exposition Reveals a Lack of Connection with Hourly Employees

Red e App, an internal communications mobile application used by corporations globally to more effectively communicate with hourly workers, surveyed over 300 HR professionals at the national SHRM (Society for Human Resources Management) conference. The survey results indicate that companies are unable to measure internal communications and are slowly adapting to the mobile behaviors of their workforce.

At the leading event for HR executives, Red e App learned that only 27 percent of companies surveyed have...


How Your HR Department Can Make Your Company Money

Any company’s HR department can be much more than a necessary nuisance! In fact, HR departments can make fiscal contributions to their companies through: 1. cost containment, 2. productivity improvement, and 3. actual profit generation – HR CAN MAKE YOU MONEY!

  1. Cost Containment.  Saving money is code for making money! Ask any coupon shopper. Part of the conventional HR department’s job is to study the costs of benefits, compensation, and even some overhead.  After studying these costs, HR can make recommendations as to how costs can be
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