Tag Archives: Human Resources

Workcations: Productive Concept or Fad of the 24/7 Workweek?

Last week I was texting with a close friend who was perusing a popular job board. We’ve been chatting about what he is looking for in his next role, what types of organizations he is targeting (mission-driven vs. corporate vs. startup) and what types of benefits and employee perks were enticing. During his search, he […]
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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Roundup for People Operations (HR) in 2016

Truth time: I love trolling Inc., Forbes Tech, Harvard Business Review, Mashable and TLNT for HR-related content. There are so many new concepts or business practices driving the way that People Leaders and their teams operate. Most of the time, I’ve come across articles or opinions from subject matter experts (SME’s) that are relevant to problems I’m […]
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Quick recap – 2014 SHRM Employment Law and Legislative Conference

Last week was a whirlwind of Human Resources productivity. I attended my first national SHRM event in Washington DC and met some amazing HR professionals from all over the country. I wanted to share a super quick recap on the conference with you. We had an incredible list of guest speakers: 1) Michael Aitken, VP […]
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5 Secrets That a Good Recruiter Should Know

Thank you @ere and Ken Sundheim for a great article this morning. If you are a recruiter, or an HR professional that recruits as part of your job functions, you need to read: http://www.ere.net/2013/10/22/5-secrets-to-effective-recruiting/ and share it with your hiring managers, your CFO and your Board of Directors. Points 1 and 2 really resonated with me. #1 […]
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Employee Recognition Programs and a horrible discovery about some so-called “HR Professionals”

This week I rolled out the communication of my organization’s first Employee Recognition Program. While I am no stranger to participating in an Employee Recognition Program, this was the first time that I had to create one from scratch! After a week of researching, reading on how best to communicate the benefits of the program, how […]
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Because you can never be overeducated when it comes to wage laws

http://compensation.blr.com/guidance/Computer-Professionals-and-Overtime/ Nice little article on classifying exempt versus non-exempt employees. The classification of computer professionals has long plagued many an HR professional. Are all your computer pro’s exempt? Are they salaried non-exempt? How do you account for any extra hours they may incur from working on long projects versus just a typical work week? Do […]
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Accountablity-now on the shoulders of your employees…What a concept!

The Brinker Decision is in!!!! For all of you geeked out HR nerds (yes, I called you a nerd, but it takes one to know one right?), you have been counting down the days for the California Supreme Court to makes its’ ruling on the Brinker Decision. Well put on your party hats-the verdict is […]
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Be the CHANGE: Perfecting Organizational Change: Defining the Role of the Change Leader by Walter McFarland

Perfecting Organizational Change: Defining the Role of the Change Leader by Walter McFarland. I woke up this morning with one of my favorites Mahatma Gandhi sayings on my brain: “You must be the change you want to see in the world.” During a time where I am changing both personally and professionally, I truly have conceptualized […]
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Succession Planning and Career Development

http://www.ere.net/2012/03/13/unless-no-one-gets-sick-quits-or-dies-a-plans-in-order I almost fell out of my chair while I was reading this article this morning. I was literally just having a conversation with my organization’s hiring managers about this very topic late last week. I find it incredibly detrimental to the success and growth of a company when hiring managers and/or Sr. Managers fail […]
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If Only We Could Reboot More Often: Rebooting Your Workforce — Managing Employee Obsolescence at Wendy’s

Rebooting Your Workforce — Managing Employee Obsolescence at Wendy’s. Where to begin? Because there are so many valid points in this article, I will pick my favorite from each section to share my opinion about.   Reasons You May Need Completely Different Workers #3 New technology, products and processes may require agile employees: As an […]
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