Tag Archive: Human Resources

Throwing HR to the Jellyfish

A recent HR Executive article, “Lowering the Bar on Performance”, caused a stir in my belly today (aggravated by the two donuts and large latte I had just consumed – my 4 year old’s penchant for sweets is going to be the death of me, I swear).  I’m certain most of you HR pros out…

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Buyer be(a)ware…

I was on a job interview yesterday with a CHRO of a Fortune 75 company for a role that I figured I’d be well suited for…and I probably am.  I’ve been having second thoughts recently about getting back into Corporate America, though.  It’s beginning to dawn on me that maybe I’m just not programmed for that environment…

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HR Humanization Series, Introduction

So any one who has wasted their time following my blog over the last 6 months knows that I’m big on little.  My premise is that HR’s relentless pursuit to elevate its stature in the business community through lofty strategic thinking has resulted in our losing focus on those things that have a more meaningful impact…

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Asian Carp and a Company’s Fragile Ecosystem

The workplace is a fragile ecosystem.  Interdependency abounds.  The actions (or inactions) of one effect those of many.  Energy levels ebb and flow based on the collective contributions of everyone.  Moods are contagious.  Optimal performance is possible only when each of its components are humming along.  And as with most ecosystems, the introduction of a foreign body can…

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Hey, Long-Term Jobseekers…Humble Up!

So how’s that job hunting advice you’re getting from every corner of the world working out for you? There are so many “experts” out there telling you how to find a job it must make you sick.  And I bet most of the advice you’ve been given you already knew…’cause you’re smart, because you’ve looked for…

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