Recruiting Challenges: People and Process Are the Answer

Organizations continue to be focused on finding the best talent. Even organizations that have recently announced layoffs and reorganizations are still focused on hiring, engaging, and retaining the best talent. Any time an organization hires someone – even one person – they want that person to be the best. Then they want them to become…

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Not every offhand comment, slight, and insult is a federal lawsuit.

Image Credit: Publicdomanpictures.net (https://www.publicdomainpictures.net/en/view-image.php?image=6968&picture=sticks-n-stones) Meet “John” the firefighter. According to this federal court opinion, John (not his real name) is a Christian and holds various moral opinions; he also wears a cross and says grace before meals. And, apparently, there was some friction between John and his co-workers. Here’s how the court describes it: Coworkers made…

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Establishing New Performance Measurements – Friday Distraction

Over the past year or so, we’ve talked about using measurements like employee net promoter score (eNPS) to understand employee engagement. I don’t know if it’s directly related to it, but I’m hearing more conversation about human resources professionals being evaluated based on talent acquisition metrics. For example, recruiters being evaluated on the time it…

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New Leadership for a Changing Workforce

Guest post from Warren Wright:If you’re hiring and leading a team of freshly-minted college graduates, you may be noticing some differences in their behavior and preferences compared to previous graduates. That’s because they’re from a new generation—we are calling them Second-Wave Millennials(Second-Wavers). The fact is, they still share many of the same traits as their…

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A case for progressive discipline

Image Credit: https://www.publicdomainpictures.net/en/view-image.php?image=124918&picture=bulldozer-tractor-steps I’m going to start this by saying that I’m not a big fan of progressive discipline. (More on that in a bit.)  But, pick up a random employee handbook, and more often than not, it’s in there. For what it’s worth, when followed, progressive discipline does foster equal treatment among employees. And that…

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5 Retirement Strategies Companies Need to Start Planning For Now

I recently wrote a blog post over on our other blog, Unretirement Project, about the “5 Retirement Strategies that Individuals Need to Start Planning For”. It came from a session that I attended during the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) annual conference. But employees aren’t the only ones that need to start thinking about…

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6 Reassuring Truths About Public Speaking

Guest post by Allison Shapira:Even if you’re not afraid of public speaking, I’m betting you still get butterflies in your stomach before you speak. As a public speaking coach for over 15 years, I’ve seen it up-close: most people get nervous before a speech, presentation, or important meeting.                                                 Yet the fact remains: whether you…

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Discrimination. It ain’t rocket science. Well, except when it is.

By National Aeronautics and Space Administration – https://www.nasa.gov/sites/all/themes/custom/nasatwo/images/nasa-logo.svg, used on https://www.nasa.gov/ Former: Converted from Encapsulated PostScript at http://grcpublishing.grc.nasa.gov/IMAGES/Insig-cl.eps, Public Domain, Link Yes, even NASA gets sued for discrimination from time to time. Here is your proof. It’s a case about a really smart person who applied for a few positions at NASA and didn’t get…

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