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August 2018

 

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:

 

 

August 15, 2018

 

           
 

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?

August 15, 2018

                         

 

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.

August 14, 2018

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.

August 14, 2018

 

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.  

 

 

Amanda's recommendations:

August 14, 2018

 

 

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.

August 14, 2018
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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! 

The Applicant 

August 9, 2018

 

On August 8, @shrmnextchat chatted with HR Happy Hour Show host and HR Technology Conference Co-Chairman Steve Boese (@steveboese) about The Trends that are Transforming HR Tech in 2018

In case you missed this informative chat on HR tech trends, you can read all the tweets here:

 

August 8, 2018

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.

August 8, 2018
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August 7, 2018

 

 

 

 

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. 

August 7, 2018

 


 

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.  

August 7, 2018

 

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).  

Gemma's recommendations:

https://twitter.com/Jonathan_HR_Law (Jonathan Segal)

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August 7, 2018

 


 

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).

August 7, 2018

 

 

Missed the Annual conference this Year? Don’t fret, catch a local SHRM conference in a city near you!

August 6, 2018

 

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).

August 6, 2018

 

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?”

August 5, 2018

 

 

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.

August 3, 2018
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I’ll wait patiently while you grab your pearls for clutching.

August 2, 2018
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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: 

 

 

August 1, 2018

 


 

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."

 

August 1, 2018