Repost of a #SHRM17 interview with Ryan Estis on Rethinking HR

I am reposting this interview with Ryan Estis, who will be speaking at #SHRM17 this year. Ryan is a dynamic and exciting speaker that I think you should NOT miss.  One of the most popular presentations at the SHRM conference in Washington, D. C. in 2016 was that of Ryan Estis, speaking about Rethinking HR- …

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How well do you know Your Company? Well enough to give the Tour?

One of the long-standing and ongoing complaints about HR is that we don’t know the company business. I have heard it, I am sure you have too. In classes we teach the importance of knowing your company and its business inside and out. But do you? Let me ask you the question, how well do …

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Mergers and Acquisitions: Is HR Still Being Left Out?

There was an article in the Sunday Atlanta Journal Constitution entitled “Merger Game Can Be Tricky.” (It also appeared online on Thursday). The writer Jeremiah McWilliams talks about the merger and aqcuisition activity of two Atlanta based companies, Wendy’s/Arby’s and Rock-Tenn. Both have gotten to where they are through M & A. Now one of them …

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Getting A "Seat at the Table": One Man's Perspective

“Your place at the table.” How many articles, conversations, blogs, moaning sessions, crying sessions and musings have occurred around this topic? Countless, yet the question continues to be asked. So I figured I would put in my “two cents worth.” In my mind there are professional characteristics and personal characteristics that enter into this discussion. …

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And You Thought HR Was Easy- Are You a Competent HR Professional?

I was reading an excert from The HR Scorecard: Linking People, Strategy, and Performance, by Brian Becker, Mark Huselid and David Ulrich and thought it would be instructive to pass on some of this information. The excert was Chapter 7, Competencies for HR Professionals. One thing is clear it is not easy to be an …

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