Human Resources

How Will the Continuing Evolution of Social Media Impact the Workplace?

December 14, 2015

I’m a sponsored blog partner with Spherion (a staffing and recruiting organization) and am participating in the release of findings from Spherion’s Emerging Workforce® Study.  All opinions are mine. Social media touches every element of the workplace. Whether it’s a customer service employee who tracks his company’s Facebook feed for disgruntled customers, or job seekers […]

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Want to Land that Job? Pay Attention to the “Big 4” of Hiring

November 30, 2015

I’m a sponsored blog partner with Spherion (a staffing and recruiting organization) and am participating in the release of findings from Spherion’s Emerging Workforce® Study (“EWS.”)  All opinions are mine. Want to find a new job? You probably figure that prospective employers place a heavy emphasis on your current job to decide if they want […]

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Social Recruiting – It’s Time to Get on Board

October 26, 2015

I’m a sponsored blog partner with Spherion (a staffing and recruiting organization) and am participating in the release of findings from Spherion’s Emerging Workforce® Study (“EWS.”)  All opinions are mine. What does the rise of social recruiting mean for the future of HR? The way that companies attract qualified job applicants continues to evolve at […]

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What Type of Employee is a Good Fit for Holacracy?

May 26, 2015

Do employees really enjoy working in a self-organized structure? Holacracy—sometimes touted as a “leaderless” environment—eliminates traditional management titles and functions. The degree to which employees enjoy this organizational structure depend on many factors.  Some people take well to this extreme level of self-organization, others don’t. Even at online retailer Zappos, the most famous of Holacracy […]

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Articles on Assessing Employee Performance – Tips and Trends

March 2, 2015

Who loves getting their job performance graded? Just about nobody. But I was one of those dorky people who actually didn’t mind receiving or giving a performance review. Why is that? I love feedback and want to do my job better, and I liked helping my team members do the same. The idea of a […]

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Truths in HR, Employment and Training – HR Carnival

February 26, 2015

“Truth” is a funny word, because, c’mon – one person’s “truth” is another person’s delusion. That’s why I was intrigued when Dwane Lay of the Dovetail Software blog asked us to submit what we’ve learned to be true about the HR profession for this week’s Carnival of HR. I chose to focus on the training […]

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Employment Life Cycle and HR Social Trends – HR Answers

January 26, 2015

As a content expert for HR Answers, I’m always on the lookout for the latest trends in human resources and leadership development. This month, I did a summary of intriguing social sharing trends in the HR field, plus I wrote a few articles related to the employment life cycle. First up is 3 Trends in […]

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#TimSackettDay Honors Victorio Milian

January 23, 2015

Today is the fourth annual celebration of Tim Sackett Day. It was started by HR blogger Laurie Ruettimann back in the day when she blogged at The Cynical Girl. Tim Sackett Day honors the unsung heroes in human resources – people who may or may not make the list of “Top HR Influencers.” But they are […]

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Emerging HR Trends for 2015 – News You Can Use

January 19, 2015

Are you looking for emerging trends for the upcoming year from HR industry experts? I was doing some research for my HR Answers page and found these great articles. For those of you in HR, be on the lookout for these issues that will affect the way you do business. And business leaders – you […]

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49 Ways to Make HR Better

January 16, 2015

The ever-positive Steve Browne, who blogs at Everyday People, is hosting the week’s Carnival of HR. Steve, whose day job is VP of HR for a restaurant chain, asked bloggers to contribute their advice for “how to make HR better.” And, wow, did people crawl out of the woodwork with ideas. 49 people offered suggestions […]

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