First Day Report from SHRM Atlanta 2014

The first day of the 24th iteration of the SHRM Atlanta 2014 started off with a bang with awards being handed out to great HR departments and pros. It was nice to see HR applauded for great work. Keynote address Next up was HR pro extraordinaire Jennifer McClure giving the opening keynote. She talked to …

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Future Friday: A Lesson in the Value of Social Media Connections

On a futuristic TV program called Almost Human a recent episode called “Disrupt” featured a story about a boy who was killed in an accident involving a “smart house.” His mother was distraught and told the police that she knew of no one that would want to kill him. He was a “loner” and had …

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Process Excellence in Your Workplace

Today’s guest blogger is Dwane Lay. He is the Head of HR Process Design for Dovetail Software. He is the author of the Lean HR blog and has written the book Lean HR Introducing Process Excellence to your Practice. This post appeared previously at the Lean HR Blog. If you haven’t worked in operations or …

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HR Carnival Hosted by Dovetail

What do the names China Gorman, Steve Browne, Doug Shaw, Tiffany Kuehl, Trish McFarlane, Wally Bock, Robin Schooling, Naomi Bloom, Dan McCarthy and I have in common? Give up? We are all bloggers, and some of them pretty damn good ones, who appear on the mid-January HR Carnival that was posted on January 15, 2014. …

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Empathy as a key trait of HR Professionals: Part 2

  Last week I published Part 1 of this post on empathy. If you did not read it you can find it here. It is based on the work of Roman Krznaric but I have given it a human resource twist. Krznaric published Six Habits of Highly Empathetic People. The first three habits were taking …

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Future Friday: Technology and Employee Fitness

  I was reading an interesting post on technology that started with the words “I’m writing these words at 2.5 miles per hour.” Well it was obvious this was not someone riding either a train or bus to work. Even in bad traffic 2.5 mph is a bit slow. Delving into the article revealed a …

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The Importance of Sharing in HR

Well spring as sprung north of the equator. (Though the weather is not cooperating.) This means it is Carnival time! HR Carnival that is. Dwane Lay is hosting at the Dovetail Software site. The theme was the importance of sharing. Every contributor was asked not only to share one of their posts but also the …

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The Importance of Documentation in HR

  Ah yes, the incessant mantra of all HR departments. Document, document, document until you are tired of hearing about it. However, I attended a legal session yesterday that emphasized the importance of documentation. The lesson The legal session I attended was put on by Drew Eckl & Farnham, LLP and dealt with the intersection …

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Five Great Reads In HR and Management

Here are five great blog posts in Human Resources and Management to read to end your week. They are five that I feel we can all learn from. First up is on from Wally Bock. I read Wally’s posts because Tom Peters reads Wally’s posts. His post on Drive Out Fear gives a lesson that …

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