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Ladies, you Deserve All the Money in the World; Here are 3 Tips to Make Sure You Get it


Recently, I met some HR friends, each a head of talent acquisition for companies ranging from 100 to 1,000 employees.  It didn’t take long to start talking work and a colleague shared she’d finally filled a high-level role.  She was ecstatic to have a female candidate that was interviewing for male-dominant department.  The...

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Reflections on the Global HR Community #SHRM18

An interview with Lyn Goodear, AHRI CEO, on SHRM18 & the WFPMA Conference in Chicago, Illinois

 

The global HR community is evolving, particularly as technology enables us to communicate and learn from our colleagues across borders. This year, the World Federation of People Management Associations (WFPMA), of which Peter Wilson has been the Chairperson & President of for the past two years, met in Chicago, coinciding with the US Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) National Conference.

The combination of both conferences meant an audience and exhibitors totalling over 22,000...

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#Nextchat: “Finding Your Voice” as an HR Professional

 

 

 

HR professionals need to have a presence in the profession, and a fantastic way to do that is to be involved in the daily conversations that take place on social media. Blogging, tweeting and podcasting are great ways to engage others, but how do you know what to say? How do you “find your voice” as an HR professional? 

Callie Zipple, who serves as one of SHRM’s Field Services Directors, has a saying that she lives by: “You’re either networking or not...

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Tension at Work? Find the Root Cause

  

Q: I supervise a group of about 20 employees. We’re a diverse group, and have a variety of ethnicities and races as well as a wide range of personal lifestyles, folks with kids and without, single parents, straight and gay. Different ages. It’s a healthy snapshot of the modern workplace. Most of the time, we all get along fine. Sometimes however I can sense an underlying tension. When I dig deeper, the issues seem to be petty, and grudging. Not anything substantial I can address. How should I deal with an...

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Job Titles of the Future: Chief Non-alcohol Beverages Officer

 

 

A quick dispatch for a middle of Summer Friday from the often-imitated, easily duplicated Job Titles of the Future series. For the latest offering I submit a job title I've never seen before - 'Chief Non-alcohol Beverages Officer'. For details, see this piece from Fortune:

American beer drinkers keep shunning Bud, and Anheuser-Busch InBev is going to extreme measures to meet their changing tastes.

The brewer announced Thursday that revenues in the U.S. had slumped by 3.1% in the second quarter as sales of...

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Walking in Wisdom and the Grow Theory with Jeff McManus

 

Jeff McManus has been the Director of Landscape Service at the University of Mississippi for 17 years.  With the wisdom of his experience, he changed the mindset of his workforce from working for a pension and a paycheck to working for a passion and purpose.  Jeff’s a master at empowering each staff member to be a leader.  Understanding that all humans either have or strive for the innate elements of Greatness, Resiliency, Opportunity and Wisdom, Jeff developed his GROW-theory into an impactful management and professional development leadership program for his staff.  All...

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Tips to Achieve an Inclusive and Diverse Workplace

 

 

 

In order to achieve workplace diversity, it must be promoted, embraced and executed by all levels of an organization. I like how Amerah Egab, Brand Manager at Tucows (a Toronto-based tech company), articulates the issue: “Inclusion and Diversity goes far beyond writing a policy, it needs to be part of the organization’s fabric. This is a topic that matters to new hires, and candidates are increasingly asking recruiters and hiring managers questions about inclusion and diversity because they want to ensure they will feel comfortable in...

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#Nextchat RECAP: Getting the Inclusion Part Right

On July 25, @shrmnextchat chatted with Namely Senior Director of People, Julie Li (@JulieLi8) about Getting the Inclusion Part Right.  

If you missed this excellent chat about how to make inclusion a foundation for engagement in your organizational culture, you can read all the tweets here:

 

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Breaking Into HR

 

 

 

It is common knowledge that some young HR professionals struggle at the beginning of their careers. We find that companies are looking for someone with experience and/or a certification to fill their positions. It can be very difficult to overcome this obstacle. Through my experience, successes, and research; I discovered four key steps to help young professionals break into HR.

Find a Mentor: Mentors can assist you during this life changing process by providing important career advice,...

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SHRM is Forging a Path Toward Paid Leave and Workflex

 

This morning I had the opportunity to testify before the U.S. House Education and the Workforce Committee Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions to express and explain  SHRM’s support for H.R. 4219, the Workflex in the 21st Century Act.

More importantly, it was an opportunity to help lawmakers understand that the nature of “work” is completely transforming, and people and workforces are now the number-one contributor to the success of American business and our economy. They are the bottom line.

Thanks to record-low unemployment and an accelerating economy, benefits like paid leave and flexible work arrangements—like telework...

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