Tag Archive: #TrenchHR

Your Carrot Needs More Stick!

I’m one of those unlucky souls who has had to suffer on a hot tarmac at the mercy of the airline industry as whatever poor excuse keeps a plane grounded…without food or anything to drink. I sat on a small regional jet in Newark once for more than 2 hours – people actually started to…

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Noble? Open Your Eyes.

I’ve been in the business world for close to 20 years now. For more than half of those years, I’ve been in a profession I once knew very little about and cared nothing for. I’m pretty sure the term Human Resources never even came up in Business School (if it did, it certainly didn’t resonate.)…

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5,000 Employees, $9B in Holdings: It Really Isn’t that Hard!

It’s hard to get through the New York Times Sunday edition. When I pick it up, build the fire, and get my coffee, I approach the prospect of doing so, however, with relish…and the best of intentions. Inevitably the kids need something or the dog gets into trouble or the honey-do list lands in my…

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It’s time for a facelift…

I know, “but what about that face, Charlie, needs changing?” Don’t worry, only speaking figuratively. I’ve been blogging for a year now and have enjoyed all…ok most…of it. I’ve learned a ton, met a lot of great people, heightened my awareness of and sensitivity to our great profession. To some extent, it’s been cathartic for…

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HR Fishbowl Turns One!

HR Fishbowl was developed primarily as a platform for debate and sprouted from the rapidly evolving role of social media in HR practice development. As of today, that debate has been raging for a year. And I still believe that HR’s relentless effort to redefine itself has resulted in an “over-engineered” approach to caring and…

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