HR Lessons from the Business Wisdom of Kat Cole

On October 17th, 2011 I had the very good fortune to hear a fantastic keynote address at the SHRM Atlanta Conference. The speaker was Kat Cole, President of Cinnabon, who has the distinction of being one of the few company presidents to come through a Human Resources position. Although young in age Kat has wisdom …

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A Great Read for the End of the Week

I wish I could claim the following post as mine but I can’t. It is a piece written by a friend Joh Hyman, an Ohio based attorney. He has created an Employer Bill of Rights that includes the following: The Right to Hire on Qualifications and Fire on Performance The Right to Criticize The Right …

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Home Depot Executive Provides Some Valuable HR Lessons

An executive from Home Depot was profiled in the Atlanta-Journal Constitution on October 9, 2011. Naturally being in Atlanta and HR I read the story with interest and I soon learned that this Home Depot executive provided some valuable HR lessons in his story. His name is Chris Waits and he has been recently promoted …

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What Do More Women in the Workplace Mean to HR?

The Herman Group published a trend alert entitled Increasing Numbers of Women Graduates that I thought was pretty interesting because of the implications it has for companies and human resources deparments. Having more women in the workplace has some meaning to HR in what HR will have to be prepared to deal with in the future. …

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What is the Pronoun Used at Your Company?

You may look at that title and thing “how does the question “what is the pronoun used at your company?’ apply to human resource?” (First, for those of you that can’t quite remember what a pronoun is in English the are I, you, he, she, it, we, and they. To quote Sean Connery’s character in …

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The Key to a Successful Team: Lessons for HR

Today I am taking a page from the Kris Dunn’s playbook. He often turns to sports for great lessons in human resources. Last night as I settled in to watch the Atlanta Braves play the Pirates, I turned on the TV to discover that the game was going to be delayed due to rain. The station was playing interviews …

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5 Great Pieces of HR Advice

I have some great advice for you today on Human Resources. It is not my advice however, it is the advice of bloggers I greatly respect. You can learn alot by reading these five posts, so pay attention. There will be a test later. First up is attorney blogger Jon Hyman. As an HR consultant …

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"Hire One" Program in Atlanta A Model of Success in Improving Employment

Yesterday I discussed the gloomy employment picture in my home state of Georgia. I mentioned that there was a bright spot that I wanted to talk about. It is called the “Hire One” programand it is a model of success that other metro areas can use as a model for building employment. The initiative is …

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Talent Acquisition Wars Include Hoodies

If  you are in the high tech business today your talent acquistion strategy had better include hoodies, chocolate fountains, gourmet food, napping rooms and big parties, according to writer Geoffrey Fowler in his WSJ article The Perk Bubble is Growing as Tech-Sector Booms Again. Companies are once again competing for talent offering perks mirroring what was …

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Employee Birthdays: Recognition or No?

Today is my birthday! No I am not fishing for birthday wishes.. well maybe a few LOL. But as I got to my birthday it made me think about how companies recognize employee birthdays, if indeed they do. So I did some Internet searching and came across several articles about celebrating birthdays. One such post …

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