Tag Archive: HR

Why Aren’t You Going to SHRM10?

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I trust many of you are planning on attending SHRM 2010 Annual Conference and Exposition in San Diego next week. Doesn't matter what you think about SHRM, or the scheduled sessions, or the venue itself.  If you're serious about a career in HR, you should pretty much consider this an annual job requirement. ...

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Vacation Archives: “Hey, CEO, Stop Being Such a Baby!”


I'm taking a break this week.  In observance of this well deserved rest, however, I won't be writing anything new for the next few days.  You'll live...believe me.  I will, however, treat you to a post from the archives now and then.  So check back and enjoy them! The first one was written and posted ...

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Approach Becomes Reproach

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I've spent a lot of time recently talking with prospective employers, prospective clients, and just about any one who will listen.  Those conversations have opened my eyes to something I should have gotten a clue to long ago: People don't hate me because I am better than they are; they hate me because

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I know how Rima Fakih feels…kind of

rima fakih

It doesn't surprise me that the media's focus on the new Miss USA is almost entirely on her stumble on stage; although, there is lots on her swimsuit too. We like to point out misfortune; it makes us feel better about our pitiful little lives. I'm not necessarily defending the whole ...

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Hey, HR, are you Tired of Slumming it?


How many of you HR pros out there have been geographically relegated to a dark corner somewhere in the office?  For years and years the traditional notion was that given the sensitivity of matters managed on a daily basis, HR needed to be private.  Well 'private' has unfortunately become 'segregated.'  We've heard that "we need ...

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