Future Friday: Just what is the “gig” economy and can you get into it?

There is still a lot of confusion, or at least different interpretations, of what the “gig” economy consists of and how many people participate. As a full-time and long-term participant of the gig economy, I watch this information with interested. A glamour picture I came across an article in Forbes called How To Make It …

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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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Five For Friday: Great Reads in HR

  Here are some of the things that I have been paying attention to this week. I thought you might find these Friday five great reads in HR both useful and interesting. First up is Sharlyn Lauby, also known as the HR Bartender. She often gets readers asking her questions. This week she addresses with …

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Five For Friday: Great Reads in HR 1/20/2012

What have I been reading you ask (well you may not be asking but go with the premise)? I have selected five for Friday…. Great reads in HR. First up is Stephanie Thomas @ProactiveStats writing at Compentsation Cafe. Her topic is one I frequently get asked about by clients… file purging. In If I Shred It, Will I Dread …

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Where Great Ideas Are Born

The inspiration for the title of this post actually comes from an article in Inc. in the May 2010 issue. (I am a bit behind in reading, but better late than never.) The online version can be found here at Incubation Nation. The article itself does not have anything to do with human resources. It is about …

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Blowing Up the Box of HR

I was reading a blog post by Kevin Elkenberry entitled Six Ways to Think Outside the Box. It was a good post. What I liked about it was the fact that he said he really dislikes the phrase “think outside the box.” He said that even that, much over used phrase, constricts your thinking. He …

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Shaking the Foundation: An Interview With Kris Dunn The HR Capitalist

I have been following the work of Kris Dunn for a couple of years. I read alot of his blogs on The HR Capitalist and Fistful of Talent. I watch his videos when I find them (this one on Raising Your HR Game is great. It was done with Tim Sackett, also someone to watch.) …

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The HREvolution: An Interview with Trisha McFarlane- Part II

Find it HERE Yesterday I published most of my interview with Trish McFarlane, who writes the blog HR Ringleader. We talked about HREvolution, a two day “unconference” being held in Chicago. Here is the remainder of that interview. I will close it with my own comments. MH: Are there any official Tweeters and bloggers that …

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The HREvolution: An Interview with Trisha McFarlane- Part I

On May 7th and 8th a group of Human Resources and Recruiting “thought leaders” will meet in Chicago to discuss the future of the profession of Human Resources. This will not be an academic conference with names like Ulrich in attendance. This meeting is billed at an “Un-conference” and includes names like McFarlane, Eubanks and …

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Is HR the Eunuch of the Corporation?

(Note: On Thursday, April 15th I will be the guest on the Internet radio show DriveThruHR, hosted by Bryan Wempen each day at 12 pm Eastern time and 11 am Central time. I will be talking to Bryan and the audience on the value of Twitter to HR. It is not a play toy. It …

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