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It’s harder than it looks…

I don’t think it’s impossible to blog and work a full-time job at the same time, but I will freely admit it’s a real bitch to do so during the first few weeks (maybe months) on a NEW full-time job. I know the pros out there will gladly prove me wrong…and others will just say “quit your…

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The Unintended Consequences of Stupid Hiring Policies

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I ran into a company the other day that had the very stringent requirement that all of their Vice Presidents – administrative, sales, clinical – must have a Master’s Degree. They follow this requirement to the letter. They are willing to hire professionals at the Director level if they are at least pursuing a graduate…

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Vacation Archives: Free-Agency Compensation Planning

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We’re on the last vacation of the summer. It hasn’t been our favorite so far, but it’s nice to have a change of pace. I’ve been on the golf course a couple of times, we’ve been out on the water a bunch, and the girls are relatively well behaved. Not much more you can ask…

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The Not-So-Back-Office: Stephanie Kempa, a Mile Wide and Deep

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This (relatively) regular feature is designed to expose the “Trench HR” community (HR people practicing in a corporate environment – private or public) to leaders who have found success in our profession.  This interview with Stephanie Kempa, Senior HR Director with Hewlett-Packard (HP), was conducted, condensed, and in some cases paraphrased by Charlie Judy. Stephanie is responsible…

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Uhhh Ohhh…I Got a Real Job!

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Most of you know I lost my job on May 31, 2010. I was the Senior Vice President of Shared Services for a public company that went bankrupt and was ultimately bought out by a private equity firm. That firm decided several other executives and I were no longer important to the future of the…

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