Category Archives: HR Operations

A Blogger’s Pledge

I’m making my annual pilgrimage to HR Mecca (so some say) next week. The 2012 Society for Human Resources Management Annual Conference and Exposition in Atlanta, that is (#SHRM12). I’ll be on the ground, out and about, up to who knows what for 3 days and nights. I’ll probably be tired of it all before…

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Guest Post: Need a Purple Squirrel? Get a Sourcer.

Sometimes the least celebrated…even the least known…are the most important. And no where in the realm of Human Resources is that more apt than with those scouring the darkest corners for the brightest candidates. Lara Oettinger, a Sourcing Specialist for a large publicly traded Defense and Aerospace company, contributes her guest post today to remind…

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Just Get Started

It’s not unusual to walk around my neighborhood in the near western Chicago suburbs and see backyard ice skating rinks going up this time of year. All it really takes is wood, plastic sheeting, some pretty basic carpentry skills, and cold weather (which has so far been sparse this winter). Some build theirs to give…

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Give-Up That Back Office

I used to carry a lot of stuff around in my head…couldn’t let it go. It was a real problem for me – like I couldn’t sleep. My mind would race constantly about all the crap that needed to be done or stuff that I wished I’d done better or differently. And most of it…

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