Feb. 14

3 Talent Trends HR Shares with the Winter Olympics >

Ahhh.  The Olympics.  The beauty.  The drama.  The similarities to our work world. The 2018 Winter Olympics are just beginning, but the anticipation of great competition and hyper-sports analogies are in full blast.  And all the Tonya and Nancy memories.  Seems like just yesterday. Therefore, it’s only fitting to highlight the talent trends between our HR lives and the Olympic scene. The New Events:  PyeongChang will debut some new events – Mixed doubles curling (can’t…

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Jan. 9

Why Resumes Need to Retire >

I spoke at a conference 5 years ago in which I declared, “resumes suck”.  The context was about over-inflated resumes filled with key words, and on the other side, employers who dismiss great talent based on a piece (or 10) of paper.  In short, resumes needed to be retired and replaced with a more dynamic way of matching talent with needs. Yet in 2018, we will still ask for traditional resumes, and…

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Dec. 11

Events From 2017 That Will Make a Lasting Impact in the Workplace >

I love reading trend predictions, but also enjoy the thoughtful look-back.  Makes me wish I’d saved some of those workforce articles from the 9o’s.  Lotus Notes.  Personal Digital Assistants.  Beavis and Butthead.  Casual Fridays. While I don’t miss the drama over what “casual” Fridays vs. jeans Fridays meant, there is a nostalgia that gets me this time of year.  Perhaps it’s remembering when holiday parties didn’t require a legal statement or drug test the next day. …

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Dec. 4

Salary History Inquiries Are on the Way Out. What’s Your Game Plan? >

The hiring process is a complex and critical business issue for most organizations. The stakes are high, particularly in our current low-unemployment climate where the challenge of finding the right talent has increased exponentially. Every organization has a pressing need to fill key positions with new team members who have the right skills and abilities to do the job and align with the company culture. Amid this pressure to get…

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Nov. 8

Through Hell and High Water: Your People Strategy >

After the Houston Astros knocked off three historic teams—The Red Sox, Yankees and Dodgers—the city of Houston celebrated its first-ever World Series Championship.  “Houston Strong“, coined post-Hurricane Harvey, became the mantra and the common thread that bound players, fans and observers together. Beer was certainly part of that celebration, and Budweiser produced another tear-inducing spot that gave props to a city and team that went through “hell and high water”. Going through…

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Oct. 3

How Do You Want To Go Out? >

I read an article recently called, “What your burial outfit says about you“.  Evidentially the phrase “bury me in this” on Twitter is a thing. Most of the tweets are selfies taken by 20-somethings nowhere near death, and feature slinky outfits you see at gyms or clubs (or so I’m told…). The article goes on to describe the shift in death-wear from formal, Sunday-best attire to more casual and statement…

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