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How long should I wait for an interviewer to show up?
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HR managers tell job applicants to mind their reputations. But this cuts both ways. Here’s what to do when an interviewer keeps you waiting.

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Are You A Coach in HR?
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I read an article in The New Yorker, probably the best article I’ve read in a while, on the importance of “Coaching” by Atul Gawande.  Atul is a writer and a surgeon, smart and creative – I should hate him, but he’s so freaking brilliant! From the article: The concept of a coach is slippery. […]

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Career Confessions from Gen Z: Welcome to the Workforce!
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Within the next month, several college students will be graduating and entering the workforce. This post is targeted towards you. First of all, if you’re about to graduate and haven’t found a job yet, don’t freak out. It’s hard to land a full-time position before you graduate. Many businesses are looking to get employees in […]

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Would Candidates Pay for Interview Feedback?
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I get my ideas in the shower. I have a busy life, so it seems like my downtime is that solid 5 to 10 minutes I get in the shower. I usually shower twice a day—once first thing in the morning, then before I go to bed. That’s 10 to 20 minutes daily to think […]

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Is work fun?
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What do you think? Is work fun? It’s really the question that keeps getting asked when we talk about the future of work, and employee experience, and employee engagement, etc. Do you believe that your work is “fun”? Fun? That’s the first problem, we really have to define what fun is. I mean if we […]

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Career Confessions of Gen Z – The Bass Player
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Have you seen the movie Almost Famous? It’s a great movie but I’ve always struggled with watching the movie’s fictitious band, Stillwater, head towards disaster as they come to grips with fame. The infighting of the band members is unnerving. The guitarist has a charisma that sets him apart from his band mates, and the […]

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If Your Company has a Chief Happiness Officer you Should Rethink Your Career Path!
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In the past three weeks, I’ve been pitched by some well-meaning PR person about a story on how Google, Salesforce, Zappos, Airbnb, etc., have “Chief Happiness Officers” and how important they are to corporate success. Or at least, how “Happiness” as a measure is important to corporate success. I’ve been pitched this idea four times, […]

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Freelance-Partners launches with income guarantee
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Japanese HR firm Accelay Inc. has launched a new career management site for local and overseas freelancers at Freelance-Partners.com to serve the growing population of gig workers. 

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Career Confessions of Gen Z: Three Golden Culture Rules During Organisational Growth
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During periods of growth in your organisation, maintaining your corporate culture and values can be one of the most challenging, yet rewarding, obstacles you could hurdle. Watching a business take off in front you can be an awe-inspiring. As companies grow, lots of things start happening. If you’re building or reinforcing a water-tight corporate culture, […]

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10 reasons your company’s HR can’t fill jobs
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The talent shortage is in HR, where a troubling brand of clueless disdain for job applicants destroys companies’ ability to recruit the workers they need. BUSTED: A job applicant exposes HR for what it is — The Spam Department.

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The HR Technology Conference Brings Back Pitchfest!
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So, I’ve written about this in the past, but LRP just announced last week that they will be bringing back The Pitchfest to the 2019 HR Technology Conference in Las Vegas, October 1 – 4. The Pitchfest was my single favorite event at any conference last year! What’s the Pitchfest?  “30 HR technology startups will […]

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Should You Put a Rank and File Employee on Your Board?
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Most boards of companies are made up of current company executives and/or executives from other companies are former executives from other companies. Almost never will you find a “regular Joe” on the board of directors. Last week, a worker’s rights organization, United for Respect, presented to Congress and then to Walmart’s board the idea of […]

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I’m Afraid of Being Me Too’d!
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For the last ten days, I’ve been at HR and TA conferences. It was the longest, consecutive run of speaking I’ve done in my career. Basically, in ten days I did a total of 14 sessions. I now want to crawl into a dark sensory deprivation chamber for a week! If you haven’t seen me […]

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Talent Pros! You are not alone! #SHRMTalent
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I’m in Nashville, TN this week attending and speaking at the SHRM Talent Conference. SHRM Talent has quickly become one of my favorite conferences to attend and speak at because I love being surrounded by TA Pros and Leaders who are in the weeds! Actual real folks, making real placements, with real stories and pain […]

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