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December 2017

 

This video was shared, post my Gratitude Challenge last month.  
 

An important reminder to look and listen for the reminders of the gift of today.

Take a moment to stop and reflect on this day, and possibly re-set your day.

December 12, 2017
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Before you break out your moves dancing or take the next swig of eggnog, remember this: What seems funny in the moment may send you all the way to the courtroom. 

I’ve compiled the best holiday party fails - so you don’t turn your good time into an insurance nightmare.

December 12, 2017

 

 


 

Recruiting is no longer post-and-pray, cost-per-hire, and/or attempting to hire someone at the lowest possible salary (easy, easy—at least I now have your attention). The specialty of talent acquisition (TA) now has its own burgeoning global association, candidate experience now has its own awards and niche conferences now cover topics that didn’t exist as recently as five years ago.

December 11, 2017

    

 

We all know that developing your skills as a human resources professional is important. The challenge is recognizing what skills to develop.

At this year’s Society for Human Resource Management Annual Conference (SHRM) in New Orleans, I ran across some wonderful tools to help with developing HR competencies. These FREE downloadable guides offer suggestions for specific activities that HR pros can do to develop their skills.

December 11, 2017
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December 11, 2017

 

 

Q: What the heck is going on with this rash of sexual harassment stories and all these guys getting fired?  Now even a (formerly wholesome) household name like Matt Lauer from the Today show.  It makes a nice guy like me want to clam up around women at work in fear that some coworker may take something the wrong way.  What’s the best way to avoid being wrongly accused?

December 8, 2017

 

                                     

For those of you who work in HR, what do you do when you learn that an employee has filed a charge of discrimination with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleging a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act?

December 7, 2017

 

If you know me, you know I’m not a sports person. I don’t watch. I don’t follow.

It’s not that I have some strong dislike for sports. It’s just that when I stopped doing them in high school, I lost all interest. I can watch them, if I am at a live event or if I don’t have an alternative. But when I’m listing things I look forward to each week, that isn’t at the top of my list. If you’re like me, then this post is still going to be valuable for you!

December 7, 2017
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We’ve been talking about the skills gap for a little while now, and it’s clear that the gap isn’t closing any time soon. Some of the industries hit the hardest by the skills gap include manufacturing, technology, engineering, and healthcare.

December 7, 2017
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On December 6, @shrmnextchat chatted with special guest Senior Vice President of HR for Indeed Paul Wolfe @pwolfe67 about How to Win the Talent War on Your Own Turf.

If you missed this informative chat, you can see the tweets here:

 

December 6, 2017

 

This week marks the start of my new role at SHRM. My professional journey has included time as an HR strategist and a CEO, so I feel incredibly privileged to have been appointed to lead SHRM as President and CEO, where I can be both.

December 6, 2017
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Kelly Marinelli, SHRM-SCP, explains how HR can make a big difference in the success of a company and in people's lives.

 

December 5, 2017

     

One of the top reasons employees leave organizations is the lack of career development and advancement opportunities.

December 4, 2017

 

 Johnny C. Taylor on brand recognition, the importance of certification and being a good dad.

 

When Johnny C. Taylor Jr., SHRM-SCP, was 15, he applied to be on “Teen Wheel of Fortune,” a TV show taped before a live audience in California. Taylor, who lived in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., received a letter from the producers welcoming him to try out if he was in the area.

December 4, 2017
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Gone are the days of delighting customers at the expense of employees. Organizations today understand the value of employee happiness and are increasingly looking for ways to attract and retain top talent. This includes delighting employees at every touch point along the way from orientation and beyond.

December 4, 2017

 

 

I imagine that, among the reasons that victims fear complaining about sexual harassment, is that spotlight may shine a little too brightly on them.

December 3, 2017

 


 

“Don’t hand me no lines, and keep your hands to yourself.” Way back in 1986 (that was 31 years ago, can you believe it?), the Georgia Satellites summed it up pretty well. But apparently not everyone was listening.

December 1, 2017

 

 

We just survived Thanksgiving weekend and now, we brace ourselves for the rest of the holidays.

While the holidays can bring joy to many, it can also bring increased anxiety and sadness to others.  For most of us the season is an emotionally charged mixed-bag of ups and downs.

Why do we tend to feel sad and overwhelmed?

December 1, 2017
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In the mid 1950’s, an assistant tailor at the Montgomery Fair department store on Dexter Ave in Montgomery, Alabama exhibited a trait shared by today’s Millennial employees -  volunteer work outside her “day job.”

December 1, 2017
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