Future Friday Replay: Habits of a Futurist

I read an article in Business Insider called Why Every Corporation Should Employ A Futurist where the author talked about what a “futurist” could do for companies. Two of these were: Futurists think in terms of “multiple futures” rather than one. Not only does this increase the chances that one will have a plan for the actual …

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The April edition of the HR Carnival: The good, the bad, and the ugly

This week’s edition of Future Friday is postponed until next Friday in preference to publishing this month’s edition of the Carnival of HR. This month’s carnival is hosted by Dorothy Dalton, a talent management strategist, and coach based in Brussels, Belgium. Dorothy asked contributors to submit posts and tell her where they fit on a …

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What will you be reading in 2018?

I read a great deal. Articles, news stories, periodicals, newsletters, and blogs are the methods of my learning and the fodder for my own blog posts. I also read books. I try to read a variety of books, not just business or HR books. I am of the school of thought that the more widely …

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Future Friday: The key to learning is unlearning – A Revisit

In one of my classes, the other day the students and I were discussing the final. I said that they need to remember that they were not being tested on their version of HR, but rather on SHRM’s version. That made me think of this post. So here again is a post about the wisdom …

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Future Friday: The future of work- When and What?

I have written about the “future of work” often. I have also written about the skills that will be needed for people to be able to stay employed. I came across an article in SiliconRepublic, written by Jenny Darmody their Careers Reporter. Her article was entitled When exactly is the future of work? She got …

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5 Tips on Educating Your Workforce without Spending Too Much: A Guest Post

Today’s guest post is from freelance blogger Helen Eagleton.  Your employees are one of your most critical assets, and well-trained employees are vital if you want your business to grow and thrive. Unfortunately, businesses often cut back on employee training to make ends meet, and this can have a detrimental impact on your company. The …

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HR Carnival – Summer heat

I have not hosted an HR Carnival for about a year. I am happy to do it again. There are some great posts in this edition. I did not specify a theme but most of them seem to have a leadership theme. Hmmm… I wonder what that may be related to? So without further ado …

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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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A #SHRM16 Preview: An Interview with Jeff Carpenter of Caveo

One of the many pleasures of being on the Blogging Team for #SHRM16 is the opportunity to talk to interesting people. As I perused the speaker list I came across the topic Aligning Learning and HR to Deliver Maximum Business Impact. Given the emphasis that SHRM puts on the HR competency of Business Acumen I …

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Posts on Leadership for Throwback Thursday

I received a compliment the other day on a post on leadership I wrote in July. We are struggling with leadership today. Perhaps it is the current political season that make the dearth of leadership so apparent. Companies struggle with leadership. New generations cannot decide if they want to be leaders while older generations are …

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