Category Archives: Trench HR

Young, Impressionable, and Bad Communicators

In my not so humble opinion, there is really only one skill in the world of work that trumps all others: communication. Strong communicators almost always get the edge. Not only is it central to everything we do in the workplace, but we tend to gravitate toward people who we like to listen to and…

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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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Don’t Ever Eclipse Results

I’m a Jack Welch fan. I’m obviously not afraid to admit this. I admire the man not only for what he accomplished during his reign at GE, but also for what he’s passed on to countless leaders and talent-based organizations about optimizing performance and generally creating meaningful career experiences. On Wednesday, Jack pissed off a…

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Guest Post: It’s About the Candidates Finding You

Social Media’s has infiltrated the workplace, yes. And many organizations have advanced their capabilities in leading-edge fashion. HR departments far and wide are scrambling to figure out how to exploit its benefits while protecting the organization from the corresponding risk of doing so. Despite this activity, many organizations just haven’t gotten on-board yet with social…

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The TSA: A Lesson in Employment Risk

The Wall Street Journal had a great piece in their most recent weekend edition on “Why Airport Security is Broken – and How to Fix it.” I don’t care how much you travel; read this piece and you’ll find yourself nodding your head, gritting your teeth in frustration, and feeling somewhat vindicated that you’re not…

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