That’s right folks. It’s time for another edition of “Fact or Fiction”
Here’s the fact pattern with which we will work today.
The curse “may you live in interesting times” could apply to this year’s college graduating class. Unemployment is at its lowest point in decades and new technology has disrupted nearly every major industry. But the curse may actually be a blessing in disguise.
On August 29, @shrmnextchat chatted with special guests Rosette Cataldo, vice president of performance and talent strategy at Globoforce (@CataldoRosette), and Cliff Stevenson (@clifforddarrell), principal analyst at Brandon Hall Group about Keeping Your Performance Strategy Simple and Human.
Katharine Mobley is an award-winning marketer who is blazing a trail for the next generation of women in technology. With over 20 years’ experience in her field, she has witnessed drastic changes in marketing and advertising and the impact they’ve had on technology companies. She is a highly regarded marketing maven, as well as a self-proclaimed data geek and social media addict.
We're joined by Carlos Escobar, Learning and Talent Management Specialist with Alamo Colleges in San Antonio, TX. We talk about his the differences of working in private business and academia, being the Director of College Relations for Texas SHRM, and Carlos blows Jon's mind with his current favorite band.
The annual performance review is becoming obsolete, and employees couldn’t be happier. Organizations are now abandoning forced rankings and archaic rating scales that have traditionally been used to calculate future compensation and career advancement.
The day comes where your manager or recruiter says, "I need your help with these phone interviews. Are you ready?"
Yes! Take that next step!
Here's what I prepared to make sure I got the information I needed.
As U.S. employers continue to expand globally, one of the biggest challenges they encounter is talent acquisition in other countries. Different cultures, laws and expectations can make finding the right workers―or any workers―a difficult task, and mistakes can be expensive.
Recently, I received a call from a friend I hadn’t heard from in a while. Typically, when calls like this come in, I want to catch up on everything including work. The last time we talked, he had just gotten a new job in the tech industry and so I was excited to learn about his accomplishments at his job. However, the response I got wasn’t what I expected.
We're joined by Dr. Melanie Peacock, owner of Double M Training and Consulting as well as an Associate Professor of Human Resources at Mount Royal University in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. We talk about how she fell in love with HR, presenting at SHRM18, and laugh...a lot. By the end of the episode, you'll see why Jon and Wendy both call Melanie their favorite Canadian.
In addition to attending sessions and presentations, networking, and perusing the exposition hall, conference attendees at #SHRM18 in Chicago had the opportunity to participate in the conference service project.
On August 15, @shrmnextchat chatted with HR and Talent Acquisiiton Manager Claire Petrie @_strclaire about HR Ghost Stories.
If you missed this excellent chat about this new hiring phenomenon that’s spooking employers everywhere, you can read all the tweets here:
We all know the drill; an employee completes their self-appraisal. Then, their manager reviews it, writes a performance appraisal, and sends it to a higher-level manager for approval. The meeting between manager and employee takes place, both sign off on the appraisal, and now what? Let’s see, the exchange could have been worse:
Mastering your elevator speech is as essential as preparing your resume to perfection. Mastering this task is no rocket science but it does require you to think about what your goals are and what you are seeking out of the conversation.
What is an Elevator speech?
In all my years of going to local, state and SHRM Annual Conferences, I’ve never been to a SHRM conference that focuses solely on a specific topic or area of expertise.
CBS Chief Les Moonves has become the latest high-profile executive accused of harassment in the #MeToo era and surely won’t be the last. Six women have accused him of sexual harassment or misconduct from the 1980s to the 2000s. But give Late Show host Stephen Colbert credit for taking time during an opening monologue to address the controversy surrounding Moonves, the man who hired him, head on.
We're joined by Amanda Brunson, HR Generalist with RW Block Consulting, Inc. in Orlando, FL. We talk about how she figured out what she didn't want to do early in her career, being part of SHRM's YPAC group, and all of us complain about the heat.
Ghosting is a new term that’s haunting the workplace. And while it may not be all that frightening, it’s surely causing a lot of angst. It’s when candidates fail to show up for interviews or even first days, or when a new hire leave a job abruptly, without notice. In today’s “buyer’s market,” it’s getting more common and recruiters are seeing it across all generations.
Ghosting can occur in many parts of the candidate/employee lifecycle. Three points in time specifically stand out to me - the applicant, the candidate, and the new hire – where HR partners, recruiters and hiring managers can make some changes to minimize their chances of being ghosted. What is common between all three of these? The importance of timely communication!
Stephanie Lampkin, TEDx speaker and former downhill ski racer, has graced the cover of The Atlantic, MIT Tech Review 35 under 35 and Forbes to name a few. She is the founder & CEO of Blendoor, enterprise software that mitigates unconscious bias in hiring. Stephanie has had a 15 year career in the tech industry founding two startups and working in technical roles at Lockheed, Microsoft, and TripAdvisor.
As an HR professional with 20+ years of experience, including benefits management, I’m perplexed when I hear from proponents for a government run or “Medicare for all” type health care system. Currently, over 178 million Americans receive health coverage through their employer. This is 18x the amount of people who receive coverage through Medicare, Medicaid and the Exchanges of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) combined.
Following last year’s failed efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), supporters for “Medicare for all” or a government health care system are turning up the heat... and, it’s not because it’s HOT this summer in Washington, DC.
We're joined by Gemma Toth, owner of All in HR Services Consulting in Omaha, NE. We talk about challenges she's encountered in her career, being part of the #SHRM18 Blog Squad, and Wendy talks about her birthday plans (don't worry, I don't sing to her).
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As a general rule, employers must pay non-exempt employees for all time that they work (broadly defined) and that includes getting ready for work (preliminary activities) and finishing work (postliminary activities). As discussed below, there is a de minimis exemption under federal law (FLSA).
Missed the Annual conference this Year? Don’t fret, catch a local SHRM conference in a city near you!
A wise college professor of mine once told me, “the answer to life is more questions”. Never had this piece of advice resonated more than through my internship with SHRM/Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI).
This past week I woke up earlier than normal because I need to do some last minute shopping and prep for a day of development for our managers. As most people tend to do, I had a list in my head of what I needed to purchase. I wanted to get into the store and avoid contact if possible so I could “get things done.”
As I was hurriedly walking to the aisle for the supplies I was seeking, a cashier caught my eyes and greeted me. “How’s your morning going so far?”
“Great !!” I replied. “How about yours?”
This is one of the most enjoyable interviews I have been a part of.
Larry Sutton started out with a traditional rent to own business. Once he sold it he took an early retirement to play golf all the time. After a year, Larry got bored. What he was missing was the interaction with people and watching them grow and growing himself.
I’ll wait patiently while you grab your pearls for clutching.
On August 1, @shrmnextchat chatted with SHRM Field Service Director and host of Honest HR podcast Callie Zipple, @SHRMCallieZ about Finding Your Voice as an HR Professional.
In case you missed this amazing chat filled with helpful tips and advice you can read all the tweets here:
We're joined by Dave Ryan, Director of Human Resources for Mel-O-Cream Donuts in Springfield, IL. We talk about a time before Federal Express, getting management to buy into using social media for recruiting, and how he came to be known as "The HR Czar."