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Feeling Overwhelmed? Take a Focus Break
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The human resource leader’s role is rapidly evolving with ever-changing technology. Many of the responsibilities which formerly fell to HR departments have become automated. Chatbots answer employees’ questions regarding company benefits. Employees may be responsible for enrolling themselves in health plans and tracking their own hours via online systems. Ever expanding recruitment technologies aid HR […]

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“We Can’t Find Talent!” Stop it! You sound dumb! #SHRM18
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So, I’m going to be speaking at SHRM National next week on Monday at 10:45am. The title of my talk is “What Your CEO Wishes HR & TA Would Start Doing!” One of the things our CEO wishes we would start doing is finding them some talent! But, we tell them it’s “hard” to find talent. […]

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What do Americans Really Think About Labor Unions?
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So, if you’re in HR, like me, you’re probably sitting back waiting with anticipation for the Supreme Court of the United States to deliver a very important ruling around labor unions in the case Janus vs. AFSCME. It’s a case challenging the practice of public sector unions charging “agency fees” to employees who decline to […]

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Career Confessions from Gen Z: If You’re Being Talked About, No Matter What, It’s Probably Good!?
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A hot topic on social media this week has been IHOP’s recent announcement of a temporary name change to IHOb, or International House of Burgers, in an attempt to increase sales for lunch and dinner. While I don’t particularly know of anyone that really loves IHOP, many of my peers have taken to social media, […]

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Your Weekly Dose of HR Tech: @AltruLabs – Humanize Your Employment Brand
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Today on The Weekly Dose I review the employment branding technology Altru Labs. Altru Labs is an employment branding platform that will transform the way you create content, market your company’s employer brand and personalize the candidate experience. How? That’s the cool part! Mostly through your own employees, like a brand ambassador program, but different! […]

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I wanted to be Anthony Bourdain.
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I didn’t anticipate that Anthony Bourdain’s suicide last week would have any impact on me. I loved watching his show. I love to cook, but I don’t consider myself a foodie. I love to travel, but I don’t consider myself worldly. Anthony allowed me to be a foodie and worldly from the comfort of my […]

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Labor Department Says Gig Workers Are Fewer Than Thought
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The gig economy is smaller than we think. Or maybe, it’s how we think of the gig economy that has resulted in estimates that a third of the workforce are part of it and that 57 million people earned money freelancing last year.

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4 Pieces of Advice from One Working Mom to Another
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Since the greatest gift you can give a working mother is time, I will spare you a long introduction.

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The ‘Can’t Buy Me Love’ Internship Program!
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I’m a kid of the 80’s! Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller, Pretty in Pink, St. Elmos. There was one other movie from that era that stuck with me called “Can’t Buy Me Love”, starring a very young Mc Dreamy, Patrick Dempsey, and a very young, Amanda Peterson. Of course this was a favorite of mine because […]

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Career Confession of Gen Z: Flexible Work Hours Are Key to Recruiting Gen Z
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You may notice that I mention my Mom in a lot of my posts because I have the best Mom in the world. It’s just a fact. She has an agreement with my Dad that he’s not allowed to talk about her in his posts without permission, but I don’t have that agreement so, sorry […]

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How to Effectively Measure Recruitment Success Without Metrics
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I believe it was Peter Drucker that is attributed with sharing the nugget of wisdom “what gets measured gets managed.” It’s a great quote, and in many situations, it makes a lot of sense, especially business. How do you know if you are improving if you don’t measure something? To see if you are achieving […]

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Sometimes “Proof” is just another word for letting people suffer!
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I’m a formally trained and educated human resource professional. I’m a leader in my organization. I understand risk really well. What I see far too often, and it seems like it’s happening more frequently, not less, in organizations are we (HR pros and leaders) are looking for defining proof before we are willing to do […]

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Don’t Be a Clueless CEO
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“Please, I need separate checks for our meal.”

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Your Weekly Dose of HR Tech: @Job_Adx Smarter Programmatic Job Ad Spend
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Today on The Weekly Dose I review the programmatic job ad platform JobAdx. JobAdx is one of a handful of new platforms on the market that talent acquisition teams can utilize to run their own digital job advertising. So, first I probably need to explain a little about what the heck is ‘programmatic’ advertising.“Programmatic” ad […]

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