Category Archives: #TrenchHR

Death by Survey

I don't know about you guys, but this whole survey thing is getting out of control. These days, it's hard to go to the bathroom without getting asked to fill one out. I can't complete an on-line transaction without being enticed with the long-odds of ...

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HR Fishbowl Turns One!

HR Fishbowl was developed primarily as a platform for debate and sprouted from the rapidly evolving role of social media in HR practice development. As of today, that debate has been raging for a year. And I still believe that HR's relentless effort ...

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Really Good At + Really Want to Do

My family is in the midst of a relocation. This is nothing really new to us. Since 1996, we've lived in 7 cities in three countries on three continents. One of my daughters was born in Chicago, the other in St. Louis. We think ...

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Thought Leaders: 800 is Better than 1

Joe and Jason, the guys over at the TalentAnarchy, sparked a good debate the other day about the role of Twitter and Social Media in (HR) Conferences; people have argued over whether the "unconference" is more effective than the traditional conference; and ...

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The Playground Dynamics of HR

For a variety of reasons - none of them important - I found myself thinking about what the playground might look like if we all took recess at work. The marketing team would surely be painting the earth with chalk. The customer facing and/or shop ...

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