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Lesson #2 from #March Madness: Being Conservative Can Get You Beat (UMBC Cinderella Rule)

Capitalist Note: Throwing a couple of talent/business lessons I was reminded of as I watched the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament this year. March Madness has something for all of us. Some organizations/teams play to win. Assertiveness rules the day, which...

A Recruiter Said What He Hates about Candidates and the Candidates Punched Back Twice as Hard

There is often a tenuous relationship between recruiters and job seekers, which is funny because they need each other to be successful. But, they drive each other nuts and that came out to be blatantly obvious when a recruiter posted his pet-peeves about candidates and the candidates responded. Show More Summary

It’s Time To Turn Your Managers Into Coaches

In the 2017 ERC/Crain’s Cleveland Workplace Practices Survey, the majority of respondents noted the hiring and retention of talent is their biggest organizational challenge, and that employees were the greatest strength of their company. Why...Show More Summary

Vertical Development for Leadership

Leadership development and professional development are not new concepts, yet their evolvement has been less than progressive. Many organizations focus on the horizontal development of leaders by investing in soft skills and technical skills training with a focus on broadening tools and competencies used. Show More Summary

Do You Rely Too Much on Processes?

I know that the topic of generational differences irritates some people. My personal experience, though, is that when it comes to certain things, baby boomer points of view do often differ from millennial points of view. One of these areas...

Lesson #1 From #MarchMadness - Uniqueness Is Always an Advantage...

Capitalist Note: Throwing a couple of talent/business lessons I was reminded of as I watched the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament this year. March Madness has something for all of us. Sometimes it's better to zig when others are zagging from...

Stories Are Great Training Tools—If You Don’t Embarrass Someone

Part of the training process is explaining what not to do. If you say, “Don’t do X,” people may tune it out. But if you say, “John did X and then the furnace blew up!”—well, people tend to remember that. It’s easy to come up with stories...Show More Summary

This Imminent Labor Law Ruling Could Change the Fabric of McDonalds Forever

Did you start your career at McDonald’s? Chances are more than a few of you did, and those that didn’t may have worked for another business that operated on the franchise model. How the franchise model works is that a person or group buys the rights to open a restaurant (or other franchised business). Show More Summary

Dilemma of the Month: Out-of-Office Socialization

I am the chief human resources officer of a startup and live with a fellow co-founder. Without telling me, he invited one of our interns over to our house for reasons unrelated to work. While they are just playing Pokémon, I feel I am in an awkward position. Show More Summary

Microsoft May Not Have a Toxic Workplace (but It’s Definitely Not Healthy)

Microsoft spends around $55 million dollars per year on diversity and inclusion efforts, but that hasn’t stopped complaints of gender discrimination and sexual harassment. A lawsuit against Microsoft was filed in 2015, and on Monday new documents were made public. Show More Summary

Jeffrey Pfeffer: Why Employers Should Care About The Health Of Their Employees

I spoke to Jeffrey Pfeffer, author of Dying for a Paycheck: How Modern Management Harms Employee Health and Company Performance—and What We Can Do About It, about why he wrote the book, the employee burnout crisis, the importance ofShow More Summary

4 Things Companies Need to Compete In a Digital World

It's a digital world and companies need to compete to grow and thrive. Innovation is just one of the 4 things companies need to compete in a digital world. The post 4 Things Companies Need to Compete In a Digital World appeared first on hr bartender.

How to Create a Vision Board on Pinterest

Strategic planning requires vision. A vision board can help us see our plans and goals. Pinterest offers ease and flexibility to create a dynamic vision board. The post How to Create a Vision Board on Pinterest appeared first on hr bartender.

Andrew Santella: Why We Procrastinate And What To Do About It

I spoke to Andrew Santella, author of Soon: An Overdue History of Procrastination, from Leonardo and Darwin to You and Me, about why we procrastinate, how technology has made us procrastinate more, what he learned about the topic from...Show More Summary

More AMAZING work from our partners around the world

We are constantly blown away by the great work our international partners do to promote happiness at work around the world. Here are just a few recent examples. Israel PlusConsulting in Israel did a Workplace Happiness seminar for 45 HR managers from leading organizations. Show More Summary

Should HR Give Employees Advice – Ask #HR Bartender

We want our employees to succeed. So we try to help them when they face work issues. But should HR give employees personal advice? The post Should HR Give Employees Advice – Ask #HR Bartender appeared first on hr bartender.

5 Leadership Lessons from Hamilton

I had the envied opportunity to see Hamilton in London this weekend, and while the play itself was a masterpiece, I couldn’t get out of Evil HR Lady mode. So many management lessons stood out to me, so I just had to share. Your ensemble makes or breaks you. Show More Summary

Three Old-Fashioned Classes I Wish Would Return To High School

On Saturday, I ordered a new couch. The salesman had to enter the specifications for the couch into his computer. He seemed like a knowledgeable enough fellow–probably early 50s, knew a lot about furniture. But, he used two fingers to type all the information into his computer. Show More Summary

H-1B Visas: A Practical Guide for Startups and Small Business Owners

So you finally found the ideal candidate. The only wrinkle? That ideal candidate doesn’t live in the U.S. All is not lost. If you want to hire talented international candidates, you can sponsor them through something called an H-1B visa. Show More Summary

ADJUST/EVOLVE: The Biggest Thing I've Learned In The Last 5 Years...

Quick thought on a Monday. I've been lucky to have a great career in the world of HR and recruiting. I've been active on the side in basketball as well. The two are interconnected when it comes to times that...

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