Category Archives: #TrenchHR

SHRM Blogger Beware

For the third consecutive year, I’ll be attending The Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) Annual Conference and Exposition as a member of the Press Corps. Each year, the Blogger contingent in the Corps grows. That’s a really good thing – thanks, Curtis Midkiff! For those of you playing this role for the first time, here’s…

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Vacation Archive: Your Employee Handbook is not the King James

This piece was originally posted on June 6, 2010 and I’m on vacation so I’m posting it again… How many pages is your employee handbook? Count them…go on…then come back in an hour when you’re done.  The one I’m looking at is 106 pages*…God Almighty!  First of all, I understand the importance of covering our…

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Guest Post: The Case for Meditative HR

I lived in Belgium for two years when I was young(er) and single. It was without out a doubt one of the most influencial experiences of my career…certainly of my life. So I will always have a special place in my soul for that little power house…NATO, EU Headquarters, cosmopolitan to quaint, and 450+ beers….

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Toyota, Herd Mentality, and HR

I’m taking a break from the office and blog – hope you are too. In the meantime, enjoy this one from the archives – originally published on February 3, 2010.  Let me start by saying that my sincere sympathies go out to anyone who has been harmed in any way by the Toyota accelerator/floor mat issues. …

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#TNL Social Recruiting: Live from Chicago

#TNL (TalentNet Live) is the #1 monthly hashtag chat for recruiters and HR professionals on Twitter. It’s Hosted by Craig Fisher (@Fishdogs) and features big names in recruiting and social media covering the hottest tips and topics of the day for job seekers, social media enthusiasts, and talent professionals. It’s a good gig. Check here for all the…

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