Category Archives: Appreciation

We Lose Sleep, Others Lose Their Lives

U.S. Memorial Day is upon us. A good time to hit the pools, BBQ, and drink. What U.S. holiday would be complete without those things? I always find this a great time, though, to reflect upon the value and importance of what we do every day. It’s tough for me to keep things in perspective…

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Guest Post: There is Nothing Bigger than the Little Things

Ben Eubanks was one of the first people to draw me into the social media space. He’s been a fixture in the online HR community as a prolific blogger over on UpstartHR…he gets this business. As a father of young twins, a full-time HR Professional, a leading HR Conference founder, and industry pundit, I just…

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Recruiting Veterans is Only Half the Battle

Last (official) day of my holiday break. I’m looking forward to hanging with you all in the big 2012. In the meantime, enjoy this one from the archives – originally published on January 7, 2011. It’s probably hard to believe, but I get vendors approaching me all the time with ideas for posts. Most of…

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‘Tis the Season for a Giving Benefit

I’ve always been drawn to corporate diehards who wake up one day and say “screw this.” I’m even more drawn to them when they parlay that ballsy move into purpose. Today’s Guest Post comes from a guy who did just that: Ryan Selkis has leading-edge ideas about turning workplace giving into an employee benefit.  He’s the director of [email protected],…

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Thank You, Yo.

In a world where our god-given right to bitch…about everything…is played out every day in pretty much every forum available, I’m so glad the American holiday of Thanksgiving comes along every 365 days. Despite my penchant for foods ridden with carbohydrates and other chemicals that induce great bouts of drowsiness (whatever that stuff is that…

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