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HR dress code
Apr 24

HR’s Work Uniform

I got put on to an article recently about a female Art Director who decided to where the exact same outfit to work everyday.  She’s been doing it for the last three years: “I have no clue how the idea of a work uniform came to me, but soon, the solution to my woes came […]

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Apr 23

3 Ways Contract Staffing Fails

Contract technical staffing is what I do for a living – so I know exactly where it falls down.  I spend every day trying to talk people into why they should use contract staffing and why it makes sense.  In 13 years of being in this business, I’ve never had anyone ask me why it […]

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jr engineer
Apr 22

Job Title Killers

You know what position I would love to apply for!?  Jr. Human Resource Manager, said no one ever! I hate spending 3 seconds on job titles, because job titles just scream, “Personnel Department”, but I have to just take a few minutes to help out some of my HR brothers and sisters.  Recently, I came […]

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gr8people
Apr 21

T3 – GR8People

This week on T3 I take a look at the recruiting platform Gr8People.  Gr8People bills themselves as an all-in-one recruiting software solution, with it’s goal to eliminate the need for ‘third party’ software solutions.  What they are trying to do is be the Oracle or SAP of recruiting software. A suite, where you don’t need […]

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life-hacks
Apr 20

8 Hacks Benefit Managers Can Do to Raise Employee Engagement

Tomorrow (Tuesday April 21st) at 2pm I’m hosting a free SHRM webinar (Link to register below) on how you can use your normal, boring employee benefits communications to drive better employee engagement. Well, let me take that back, it won’t be your normal, boring communications, it will be newer, better employee communications! This won’t be […]

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Apr 17

What is ‘Meaningful Work’, really?

I had a couple of communications recently that lit a fire under my ass over the concept of ‘meaningful work’.  You see, there is this widely held belief by a great number of HR pros that to have true employee engagement your employees must feel like they have meaningful work. I don’t necessarily disagree with […]

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Apr 16

Surprise! You’re an HR Manager! Now what?

It’s graduation season and soon many new HR brothers and sisters will be entering into their first real HR gigs. Many will be titled, “HR Manager”, even without one day of experience.  That’s because in many organizations, HR Manager is the only HR position they have, and they’ll gladly take a young, fresh new HR […]

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Make it Matter
Apr 15

5 Ways To Make Learning Matter In Your Company

It’s true. You know the true power of learning and development, known to the laypeople in your company by the pedestrian term “Training.”   A revamp of your approach to learning and development has been on your project list for no less than two years—but day-to-day HR and workforce management duties has kept it in the […]

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Apr 14

T3 – PapirFly

This week on T3 I’m taking a look at Papirfly an employment branding software just getting started here in the United States. Papirfly is a web based technology that helps you manage and communicate your employer brand around the world, enabling non-specialists to access and edit consistent marketing and communication in-house and in local languages. Basically, […]

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Apr 13

Recruitment Non-Poaching Agreements and Bad HR

Workforce had an interesting article – When the War on Talent Ends with a Peace Treaty – regarding some national non-profit teaching institutions who regularly found themselves competing against each other for teacher talent. Being “non-profit” these organizations felt that it was their “mission” to find a better way to recruit teachers. A better way, meaning […]

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