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Trust Deserves a Second Chance

Trust is broken. There used to be a time when you had trusted news sources or had someone you could count on. When you picked up that newspaper from your hometown or reached out to that friend or colleague, there was comfort in knowing that the news was valid or you could trust your team. You read the editorials and opinions sections to see a different point of view. There was the columnist you loved to hate and disagreed with every word, but you respected the opinion and trusted the news source....


Top 10 Things I Learned Transitioning from the Military


It’s been a little over 12 years since I last put on the uniform of a U.S. Navy Sailor and stepped off a military installation for the last time, but still remember vividly the immediate weeks after my separation.  Over the course of several articles I’ll be talking more specifics about tips and tricks I’ve learned over the 12 years to share my knowledge and experience in hoping this helps other veterans transition into the workforce, but I want to start off with a list of the top...


Mindful Meditation in Manhattan

"Too much work. Too little pay. Too many technological advancements." According to the SHRM Online article Workplace Burnout at 'Epidemic Proportions' by Dana Wilkie, there are many reasons employee burnout is higher than ever.

Employers can help alleviate some of the stress by investing in programs that promote wellness. Meditation classes are a great way to help workers learn how to ease their anxieties. 

Organizational Psychologist, Michael Woodward (Dr. Woody) and The Urban Monk (Pandit Dasa) talk about the roots of mindful meditation and how companies are now pushing the practice of meditation at work as a health...


#Nextchat: Not Your Grandparents' Handbooks


On a scale of 1-10, how would you rate your organization’s employee handbook?

Does it exude warmth and friendliness and promote the spirit of your organization? Does it highlight your diverse and inclusive culture and your commitment to volunteerism? Does it use technology to share employees’ stories? Does it impart a sense of “family” among your workers? If your organization’s handbook is basically the 1986 original, only updated with the latest HR acronyms, then the answer to these questions is probably not. 

Smart employers that understand the growing importance of employer branding...


Not Everyone Will Be able to Use Virtual Reality at Work


The other day I was reading an article on the website IamWire, which is self-described as “a digital incubator platform for technology professionals.” The article was entitled Top 10 Technology Trends for 2017, one of many such articles you will find during the month of January. This one, written by Hiren Patel, an entrepreneur and technology writer, contained in the top 10 list the prognostication that “VR (Virtual Reality) technology will help businesses attract customers in a new way.” VR and AR (Augmented Reality) are both “wow” technologies that are rapidly making...


HR the Disrupter


Throughout its history, HR has steadily evolved, and now the pace of change is escalating at speeds never seen before. Our modest personnel administration origins have matured into directing the very future of work, and our success is now defined entirely by results, not process. A constant theme of the HR profession has been the transformation of our work. It used to happen every decade or two, but now it is continuous.

HR is now poised to be the newest disrupter of business, driving bottom-line benefits through new...


4 Strategies for Bridging the Internal Audit Talent Gap


Higher stakeholder expectations and increasingly complex risks are demanding different skill sets from professionals. For internal audit, that means evolving beyond traditional financial, operational, and general IT skill sets. It means expanding the function’s competencies based on a more comprehensive understanding of the company’s risk profile, bringing in people with advanced expertise in areas such as analytics, data mining, cybersecurity, and privacy, or with industry-specific knowledge and acute analytic and critical-thinking capabilities. It means boosting the function’s business acumen so it can truly understand the company’s critical and emerging risks and...


How to Transform Troublesome Employees into Tremendous Team Players

Difficult employees might be the most vexing part of a manager's job. A supervisor's first instinct may be to terminate those "problem people" straightaway.

However, good leaders would first determine whether they can help guide the employees to best use their strengths (and downplay their weaknesses) in ways that will benefit the team and overall organization, says Alan Willett, author of Leading the Unleadable, How to Manage Mavericks, Cynics, Divas and Other Difficult People (AMACOM, 2016).

To do that, a manager must first adjust his or her own mindset,...


#Nextchat RECAP: HR Catch Phrases Get a Seat at the Table

On February 2, @shrmnextchat chatted with Talent Strategist Mary Faulkner @mfaulkner43 about HR Catch Phrases Get a Seat at the Table.

In case you missed this entertaining and informative chat, you can read all the tweets here: