Your Goal Should Be to Be Yourself

I received the nicest note the other day. I want to share it with you because I don’t agree with it. I’ve been following you for a long time now and I can’t help but celebrate your drive. It’s massive! I’m indeed excited to have you as a connection and I would like to be…

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Everything #HR Needs to Know About Bots

I’ve been looking forward to writing this post. Since this HR technology series has started, we’ve talked about enterprise resource planning (ERP), application program interface (API), cloud computing (aka “the cloud”), and many more. Bots (also known as internet bots or web robots) have become mainstream vernacular. But what are they really and why should…

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How Does Your Company Define Friday Afternoon

I’ve always felt that Friday afternoons were off limits from a business perspective. Most of my clients don’t want to meet on a Friday afternoon, unless there’s some sort of emergency or tight deadline. Friday afternoons were for catching up, getting organized, and hopefully, walking out the door on time. But that’s changing. This summer…

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The Reason Companies Should Calculate Cost Per Hire

Every once in a while, I run across an article that talks about why organizations shouldn’t calculate cost per hire. Personally, I’m a big fan of the cost per hire metric. I think it provides valuable information. Back in 2012, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) worked with the American National Standards Institute (ANSI)…

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The Only 3 Reasons to Send an Email

Email has been around since 1972. It’s an essential part of communication today. Which is why it’s so frustrating that, after all these years, there’s not some definitive list of email protocols. And I’m not just talking about “typing in all caps means you’re shouting”. I’m referring to when is it okay to send an…

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What You Can Do If the Boss You Like is Quitting

Often, we talk about the bosses we don’t like and the things we hate about them. When they resign (or get fired), our reaction is “Yippee!” But what about the bosses we do like? The ones who are great. They recognize, coach, and support us and our career development. Now they’re quitting! I saw an…

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There Are Not Apps for Everything – Friday Distraction

Remember the old iPhone commercial, “There’s an app for that.”? There are a lot of apps available to us. Apps for banking, well-being, photography, and of course, games. It could be said that we’ve become an app driven society. And that might not be a bad thing. Apps can really help us in our personal…

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