It’s Back to School Week for the Carnival of HR!

Now that summer is officially over, we need to get our brains back into high gear to tackle a new work year. This edition of the Carnival of HR does just that by passing along a wonderful grade book full of content that all HR pros and employees need to be effective in the work… [read more]

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Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire

Can dogs lie?  No, I don’t mean hanging around on the sofa but actually communicate a falsehood?  Curiosity was killing the cat, so to speak, so I put the question to the Dali Lama of the Internet to see what I could find out. I didn’t find much.  Not even my fav Cesar Millan really… [read more]

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Leadership Commandments…Personal or Otherwise

I received this gem of a poem from one of my clients.  We’ve been working together on an intervention to help his department and collective organization get employees more engaged.  Tough thing to do, given folks don’t get recognition or even raises, really and job satisfaction is very high.  Just the fact that he sent this to… [read more]

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Bachelors – And No, Not The Reality Show

Why are Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees required for jobs?  That was the question I was asked the other night by one of the students in my graduate class on human resources management.  At first blush I thought it had to do with cognitive ability (and I was right), but when I don’t know something to be empirically… [read more]

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Is It Really A Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus Thing?

Just finished reading Ben Eubanks’ blog on men in HR for his “National Geographic Exclusive” and it struck me enough to stop what I was doing and start writing.  Not that I don’t LIKE writing a session description for a total rewards seminar, but… Good question to explore – why is it that men have traditionally… [read more]

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