Hits and Misses of Virtual Recruiting Events


Recruiting events are a powerful tool to engage with your talent pipeline and set your employer brand apart. With so many people working from home, most talent acquisition has moved online. This shift is not temporary: it’s projected that 80 percent of recruiting events will be virtual for the foreseeable future. Online recruitment isn’t going anywhere, so it's time we look at long-term solutions that work for your employer and provide a great candidate experience.

Since that’s easier said than done, I wanted to give you a place to start. I’m...


10 Interview Questions to Uncover Management Talent



We all know managers have a tremendous impact on the productivity and engagement of their teams. And we know that not everyone can manage people: Gallup says only 10 percent of people are natural managers and another 20 percent are coachable [1].

Upgrading the quality of your existing managers can seem like an arduous task, but one thing you can do right away is to hire new managers from Gallup’s 30 percent—the group of people who understand (or can learn) how to manage....


How To Become a Best Place To Work: 14 Tips From Best Employers



Winning a” best employer award” can help attract new talent and reinforce workplace pride within existing employees. 
How do you become a best place to work? 

We’re not talking about just winning an award. For that, a workplace should start by applying. What we’re really trying to discover is how to actually create a workplace that people want to be a part of. What’s the secret about building an engaging environment? Are there keys to unlocking potential within employees? 

For those answers, we asked 14 workplace award winners and small business owners...


Setting a Strong Foundation – 4 Key Focus Areas for the Emerging HR Professional



It’s a pivotal time for people and work. There are many issues and changes affecting society, the way we work, and where we work. HR is at the center of helping companies achieve their long-term business goals amidst challenging times, while also taking care of their people. As an emerging professional, it can be difficult (and sometimes overwhelming) tackling tough problems for your organization or helping take things to the next level. Here are four key focus areas to consider to have a solid foundation in navigating your journey.



Finding Qualified Diverse Talent is NOT Your Issue



During 2020, I’ve spoken to a lot of leaders who are concerned with their diversity recruiting. Every single one of them will say something like, “Tim, we just can’t find the ‘qualified’ diverse talent we need!” Sound familiar? Feel familiar?

I’m not a diversity recruiting strategy expert. I leave that to my friend, Torin Ellis. I do think I’ve got a bit of knowledge when it comes to overall recruiting, though.

When I break down the response I get from most leaders, regarding diversity recruitment I usually have one cringe, and...


5 Common Performance Review Biases That Managers Need to Overcome


One of the most challenging aspects in the performance review process is overcoming biases. A bias is defined as “a prejudice in favor of or against someone or something”. While all biases aren’t negative, biases can have a negative impact on employee performance. Employees expect their performance reviews to be fair and free of biases.

Many different kinds of bias can show up during the performance appraisal process. Here are five common ones:

  1. Contrast bias occurs when a manager compares an employee’s performance to other employees instead of the company performance
  2. ...

Piece Rates, the FLSA, and the Best Music Videos of the 80s



No, I haven’t been drinking.

But, perhaps starting to show my age a bit — just a bit — I had one of those “angry man yells at cloud” moments recently as I lamented about how MTV doesn’t make music videos like they used to.

Do they even make music videos anymore?

Take, for example, "Falling to Pieces" by Faith No More.  Whoever conceptualized this masterpiece should be in the music video hall of fame or institutionalized. Either way, it rescued the band from one-hit-wonder status.

It also provides a nice segue into today’s...


SHRM is Working to Bring About Brighter Days

As we close out a year of challenge, change, perseverance and resiliency, SHRM is working to provide HR professionals leadership and support to bring about brighter days—ones we know will come. We’re ready to roll up our sleeves and get to work with elected officials in Washington and around the country to address issues that will bring about better workplaces for a better world. 




Why Clarity Matters in Leadership


Your responsibility is to become a leader who is a visionary. Turning smart ideas into action requires a sound strategy and transparent, data-rich decision-making coupled with resolute authenticity. It comes down to your clarity. You must command it. Bringing joy to your work helps as well.

Leadership Questions to Ask Yourself

  1. Am I confident with my current state at work? Do I even know where I want to take my future?
  2. Am I able to clearly articulate a coherent strategy, communicating why and when goals need to be accomplished?
  3. Do I
  4. ...

SHRM Connect: Breastfeeding on Zoom Calls... What Would You Do?



When employees have questions, they go to HR.

When HR professionals have questions, they often turn to each other for guidance and advice.

SHRM Connect is an online forum where SHRM members can post questions and get answers from their peers within the SHRM community. It’s a great place to network with other HR professionals while sharing solutions and advice on a wide range of HR topics.

Jump into a discussion or watch from the sidelines. There's something for everyone.

Check out some of the latest conversations below:

WWYD? - Breastfeeding on...