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Does a $15/hr Minimum Wage Really Help Workers?
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There might not be a more controversial topic in 2021! Whether or not we (the United States of America) should raise the minimum wage for all workers, in all states, in all jobs to $15/hr. I would love to say this is ‘simply’ a political issue, but it’s not. It’s much more complicated than politics. […]

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There is no such thing as “Too Much Talent”!
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There is this common belief that one organization can have “too much” talent and having “too much” talent is most likely not going to turn out well. Okay, this is a commonly held belief amongst sports teams, specifically, basketball. (All non-sport fan HR pros check out…WAIT!) The concept happens when you have organizations build super […]

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Covering Up a Career Hickey
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I had a person work for me at a past job in HR.  She performed the HR cardinal sin of sins, she shared personal, confidential information with an employee outside of HR.  My problem was, this person was a high performer, an outstanding employee, she had a frustrating, weak moment, and did something you just […]

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Hiring for a High Give-a-Damn
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Josh Zywien, the CMO of Paradox, made a great hire this past week and I sent him a note telling him so. I like to do that. He knows he made a great hire, but it’s always nice to get a note confirming your belief! If you don’t know Josh, you should give me a […]

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Did You Marry Up? Or Marry Down? #HRFamous
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In episode 46 of The HR Famous Podcast, long-time HR leaders (and friends) Tim Sackett and Jessica Lee come together to discuss the art and concept of marrying up, use John Krasinksi and Emily Blunt as their case study, then pivot to something more serious and talk about the use of professional conduct policies by HR Leaders in […]

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You’re an Idiot if You Still Check References!
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One thing really hasn’t changed in hiring in like fifty years. Before we hire someone, in certain higher-up levels within our organizations, we do this little dance. The dance is us asking you for “professional” references, that we must check before we can “officially” hire you, and you giving us such references, which are basically […]

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2021-2022 HR Trend – Teaching Sales People to Get Back on the Road!
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“Yeah, I can get as much, or more, done right from my living room as I did before the pandemic!” (said in the snotty tone of a spoiled brat kid, maybe a slight valley girl vibe) “Like, there is absolutely no need to go visit clients and potential clients in person!” I don’t know much, […]

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The Bad Idea Trap!
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2020 wasn’t the best year for a lot of people and as such we have so much excitement and anticipation for what 2021 will bring, but we are cautious. Already in 2021, we’ve seen some hangover of 2020! We believe that 2021 and into the near future will be a bit of a struggle for […]

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My Momma Don’t Like You…
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My Momma don’t like you and she likes everyone… Do you like that new Justin Bieber song?  Yep, I’m a Belieber! Don’t hate. The kid can entertain! How does this have anything to do with HR?  Come on, you know I’ll bring you back! “My Momma don’t like you and she likes everyone.” Do you […]

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Peter Witonsky named senior VP of Nexxt
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Peter Witonsky, an executive with two decades experience inside and outside the tech industry, has been named senior vice president, business development, of recruitment marketing firm Nexxt.

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We bet on Laurie Ruettimann taking over #HRFamous! @lruettimann #BettingOnYouBook
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In episode 45 of The HR Famous Podcast, long-time HR leaders (and friends) Tim Sackett and Jessica Lee are joined by special guest Laurie Ruettimann to discuss her new book (out 1/12/21, click to view) called Betting On You. Listen below (click this link if you don’t see the player) and be sure to subscribe, rate, and review (Apple Podcasts) and […]

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Indeed’s Hisayuki appointed as CEO of Recruit Holdings
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Recruit Holdings has announced that Hisayuki Idekoba will be the group’s new CEO and president. Idekoba, who led the acquisition of Indeed.com eight years, will assume new responsibilities in April.

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How Many of Your Employees Are Going to Get the Covid Vaccine?
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I’m sure you’ve been seeing the headlines, across America we continue to hear about front-line workers, healthcare workers who are refusing to get the Covid vaccine. In Ohio, it’s estimated that 60% of nursing home workers declined to get the vaccine! I want to believe that those choosing not to get the vaccine when they […]

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“Betting on You” the Book Review! #BettingOnYouBook @lruettimann
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Many of you know my friend, Laurie Ruettimann. She was the original Punk Rock HR, then the Cynical Girl, and then back to Laurie Ruettimann with a slice of her original Punk Rock HR! Welcome to the world of Social Media, Blogging, Podcasting, and HR, no one really wants to know how the sausage gets […]

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