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If I Could Change One Thing About HR…

My buddy Michael Carty over at Xpert HR asked me to participate in their "What I would Change About HR" blog series. I was happy to contribute my thoughts via the following post which was originally featured in their blog on September 13, 2010. ...

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Recruitment is a Commodity. Make it an Experience!


Gerry Crispin, Principal with CareerXroads, is a recruiting icon. He's on a very short list, at least in my mind, of people who have meaningful insights and practical recommendations for improving the "Recruitment Experience" - insights and recommendations for both the employer and the job seeker. I had the privilege of spending some time with ...

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Your Employee Handbook is not the King James (or Koran)

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How many pages is your employee handbook? Count them...go on...then come back in an hour when you're done.  The one I'm looking at is 106 pages*...God Almighty!  First of all, I understand the importance of covering our bases to the Nth degree in this crazy messed up litigious world (or country) that we live in. ...

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Your ATS is like a Stick in the Eye!

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This blog is built on the premise that HR, in its relentless pursuit to be more strategic, has over-engineered itself to the detriment of its clients. While this certainly isn't true in all cases, there are some that deserve a flogging. Generally, the HR community has done a pretty good job of adopting technology into ...

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Pig Heads Belong at BBQs


Blogging about politics, in my mind, is kind of like talking about it at the dinner table.  It spoils appetites (although, the number of actual political blogs out there would suggest otherwise). Writing about it on an HR blog is even worse.  But I'm going to do it today...kind of.  And I promise I'll weave ...

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