Human Resources

Coaching Dilemma and HR Carnival- August 2011

August 19, 2011

Hello, People Equation readers! While I was away this week enjoying the amazing beauty of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and Mackinac Island, there were two interesting blog happenings related to talent management that I thought you’d like to know about. What Would You Do? First, Mary Jo Asmus posted the August Leadership Development Roundtable Challenge on […]

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Announcing the Leadership Development Roundtable Challenge

June 15, 2011

Dan McCarthy, host of the blog Great Leadership is trying out something new. This month, he launched the Leadership Development Roundtable Challenge and I think it’s something you’ll want to check out. This is how it works: Once a month, a leadership blogger will host a “challenge” question that highlights a typical dilemma or challenge […]

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Do People Care About Leadership Development?

December 31, 2010

So, here we are, on the last day of the year. I was curious which blog post resonated most with The People Equation readers in 2010, so I checked it out.  A review of my WordPress stats revealed that the most-read post this year was 25 Free Leadership Development Resources. In fact, it was read […]

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7 Reasons I Like the Human Capital League

November 6, 2010

Several months ago I joined the Human Capital League, which bills itself as “an online community for workplace management professionals.” It’s an aggregate of selected posts from more than fifty bloggers in the Human Resources, Training, and Leadership Development arenas. Some of my favorite bloggers in these disciplines are routinely featured on the site: Mary […]

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What We Teach How We Learn

October 21, 2010

I’m pleased to announce the launch of a resource that focuses on my core passion: helping people grow professionally. Learning and development professional Benjamin McCall has launched a new e-book called What We Teach How We Learn. The book features ten essays from people in the world of learning and development. Inside this book, you […]

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The Culture Convo and Chris Ferdinandi

September 7, 2010

A few weeks ago, I got an email from Chris Ferdinandi, asking if I’d check out an advance copy of his new e-book, Culture Convo.  Chris is an HR Generalist with a learning and development focus for EMC Corporation, a global Fortune 500 company that helps organizations store and manage their digital data. As part […]

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How HR Can Create Value: Fixing the Broken Button

June 22, 2010

The other day I was at a client’s office listening to a presentation.  The topic was how to effectively complete the company’s online timecard system. As the group was discussing the details of how to complete the online timecard, the talk turned to how to notify ones supervisor of impending PTO (Personal Time Off). One […]

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Finding a New Voice

June 15, 2010

On June 5, 2010, I was welcomed into the  Women of HR community as a contributor. I can almost hear it all the way from Minnesota.  Polite, yet insistent, it’s Women of HR’s Editor-in-Chief Lisa Rosendahl tapping her foot, waiting.  Jennifer, when will your first Women of HR blog post be ready? It’s an honor […]

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Roles Plays Are OK

April 19, 2010

Over at the HR Bartender, Sharlyn Lauby has declared role plays in the training classroom passé, declaring Nobody Likes Role Plays. I agree with her assertion the traditional format in which the trainer announces, “Now, let’s put what we just learned into practice” and calling up two training participants to the front of the room […]

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Coaching the Reluctant Retail Associate

April 7, 2010

I was out early this morning snapping up some bargains at one of my favorite mass-merchandise retailers. In what appears to be a developing theme with me, I overheard another conversation with Human Resources implications. (See my other HR eavesdropping observation here.)  Overheard:  Employee: “Do I really need to take two breaks and a lunch […]

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