Human Resources

Adult Learning and Training Workshops – It’s Not an Oxymoron

April 3, 2019

Adults like to learn. No, really, it’s true. If you’re skeptical of this statement, it’s most likely because you’ve shown up to facilitate a training session and felt like you’ve walked into some sort of hostile takeover situation. There is a way to help turn things around: respect your learner’s adult-ness. By doing this, you […]

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10 Years of #HR Posts – Happy Anniversary @CarnivalofHR

February 21, 2017

The Carnival of HR is 10 years old today! I starting contributing to the Carnival in 2009. That’s led to connections with countless of really smart minds in the recruiting, talent development and general HR arena. Robin Schooling, a VP of HR is the current ringleader for the Carnival, which offers a monthly round-up of […]

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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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6 Truths about Training and Development

February 23, 2015

Helping people learn new things is super-fun. It isn’t always easy, but it’s always gratifying. For over two decades, I was a corporate trainer, conducting in-person learning programs and later, webinars, to a wide array of employees. I’ve facilitated programs in warehouses, stuffy conference rooms, outdoors, and with simultaneous translation to groups of non-English speakers. […]

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Human Resources Today – Resources for the People Side of Business

December 16, 2014

A new site just launched called Human Resources Today.  Human Resources Today curates content from many sources on the web regarding the people side of HR: employee engagement, leadership, corporate culture, employee retention and workplace communication. Independent blogs like Sharlyn Lauby’s HR Bartender, Steve Roesler’s All Things Workplace and Robin Schooling’s HR Schoolhouse are featured, along with […]

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Advice for How to Create a Top Notch Resume

July 31, 2014

Resumes—what to emphasize, words to avoid and how to catch the eye of the person reading your work summary—was the focus of my July HR Answers articles. First up, it’s advice directly from those who review hundreds of resumes each day: Top Resume Writing Tips from HR Managers and Recruiters. I reached out to the […]

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Workplace Trends Influencing How HR Does Its Job

June 5, 2014

Is your company capitalizing on the latest HR trends? Last month’s articles on my HR Answers page focused on several of these trends. From the ways that mobile technology influences how organizations recruit new talent, to employees’ “do-it-yourself” attitudes, it is imperative that human resources departments stay up-to-date on these developments. To learn more, check […]

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HR Answers Articles | Gamification for HR, Losing Top Talent and More

March 25, 2014

This month’s writing for my HR page covered a wide range of topics: talent management, emerging technologies and their implication for Human Resources, leadership mindsets and ways that companies “scare off” potential employees with bad recruiting practices.   As always, I’m open to suggestions for new topics – just let me know in the […]

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11 Articles on Interviewing, Employee Onboarding and Leadership

February 20, 2014

Looking for some useful articles on interviewing, new employee onboarding and leadership? Check out last month’s articles on my HR Answers page – I was in the mood to write!   First, I did a set of articles on the ways that organizations and the hiring managers who work there can improve their hiring practices: […]

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20 Articles via #remixHR – The Carnival of HR

January 29, 2014

This month’s Carnival of HR is offered up by Melissa Fairman of the HR reMix blog. Melissa is an “in-the-trenches” HR expert, meaning HR is her day job and blogging is what she does for fun. Melissa is hosting a great carnival with over 20 articles on topics such as: – Developing your employees – Employment law -Recruiting -Leadership -Team development […]

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