How Can the Construction Industry Overcome HR Challenges? A Guest Post

This is a guest post from Megan R. Nichols, STEM Writer. She offers advice to HR professionals in the construction industry. The construction industry has made significant advancements within technology and management practices in the past decade. Machines are becoming easier to work with — even to the point of self-operation — and newer, safer …

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Storytelling as a leadership and HR competency

I am reading the book Leadership in Turbulent Times by Doris Kearns Goodwin. It is a biographical comparison of Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt, and Lyndon B. Johnson. She feels that these four men had many traits in common that made them leaders during trying times. One of the commonalities that she saw as being …

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Future Friday: A critical skill of the future to preserve your future

I read an interview with Max Ventilla, CEO and Founder, AltSchool. According to their website, AltSchool is “…a partnership between educators, entrepreneurs, and engineers who are driven to deliver whole-child, personalized learning so that every child can reach their potential. …We’re working together to build a comprehensive platform to personalize learning in schools, with the …

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Ten Disruptions Ahead: HR Technology For 2018- A guest post

Today’s guest post is written by Ashley Lipman HR is a business sector that is constantly growing and maturing. There are new innovations and disruptions taking place each year, and 2018 is no different. With that in mind, this article is going to look at ten disruptions that will take place in 2018. A Ton …

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Future Friday Replay: Is empathy a key skill of the future?

I am out of the office today on a brief vacation. I wanted to replay this post because empathy is so needed in today’s world. I am reading the book Hit Refresh by Satya Nadella, the CEO of Microsoft. He covers quite a bit in the book, ending with a discussion of artificial intelligence, which …

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Featured on panel discussing KRA's for HR

I wanted to point you to this blog post called The Ultimate KRAs for HR Professionals– 12 Experts share their insights from the folks at GroSum. They reached out to 12 “experts” in the field, including Dave Ulrich who is the Rensis Likert Professor of Business at the Ross School, the University of Michigan and a …

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Company Board Meeting: 5 areas HR pros should focus on! A Guest Post

This is the third guest post by Fredrick Cameron. There is no doubt that the HR department plays a major role in the development and growth of a company. In fact, the HR department might be the only one that deals with virtually all aspects of a business. HR professionals are at times involved in …

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Developing Great Leaders: The Human Workplace Perspective

Today’s guest post is about leadership, from a younger perspective than mine, but the thoughts are almost universal. Being a leader within a workplace is about more than having an enviable title and corner office. There are opportunities that the leaders identify and use to get to where they are. There are years of dedication, …

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Guest post: 10 successful ways to deal with conflicts when there is no HR

Today’s guest post is written by Asma Niaz, who brings us a more global view than I typically present. Educated in Pakistan and working out of the United Arab Emirates she does not have my U.S. centric point of view, yet what she presents is “universal” in dealing with people. She offers suggestions for how …

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