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Apr 23

7 Ways Recruiters Can Reinvent Themselves

It’s that time of the month!  No, not that time – a better more enjoyable time!  It’s the FOT monthly webinar!   This month FOT will be doing Recruiter Makeovers and giving Recruiters 7 ways they can reinvent themselves as Marketers!  As always it’s FREE and comes with HRCI credit for all those SHRMies. We know […]

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one tough nerd
Apr 22

Michigan HR Day 2014!

Tomorrow, Wednesday April 23rd, I’ll be speaking at the 5th Annual Michigan HR Day.  What the hell is that, I assume you’re asking yourself!?  Well, five years ago, Michigan Governor, Rick Snyder (He’s the One Tough Nerd guy) and his team thought Michigan needed an HR Day, so they made one up.  Apparently, no one […]

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Apr 21

Evolving Just In Time Talent

If you’re in the talent/recruitment game you are well aware it’s a Just In Time (JIT) game.  Has been that way since we were called the Personnel Dept. and will be that way for the foreseeable future.  Executives and hiring managers hate this about recruitment.  They think we should have this ‘pipeline’ of great candidates […]

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Apr 18

30,000 Days

I had something happen to me recently that was really just one more reminder that life can change in an instant.  It seems like life has a way of trying to shake us awake and bring your focus back to what’s really important, when we start to focus on things that really aren’t that important. […]

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not honest
Apr 17

Can I Be Completely Honest?

“Can I be completely honest with you?” is a phrase usually followed by some sh*t you don’t want to hear.  We talk about this concept a bunch in HR.  We need to tell our employees the truth about their performance.  We work to coach managers of people on how to deliver this message appropriately.  We […]

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Work-at-Home
Apr 16

Homing From Work

This might be the phrase for 2014.  Every year we get stupid business phrases that become part of our lexicon: “Use it or lose it!” “Necessary Evil” “A seat at the table” “Thinking outside the box” “Silo Mentality” “At the end of the day…” For 2014 I’m calling it – “Homing from Work!” Fast Company […]

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Apr 15

Breaking Down The 6 Seconds Of Your Resume

The Ladders released some research in the past couple of weeks that focused on how a recruiter reads your resume.  It was really good stuff for job seekers to pay attention to, but it was mostly sent to HR and Recruiter types who shrugged their shoulders and thought ‘Yeah, so.” Basically, what the study showed […]

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Pressure
Apr 14

5 Traits of Lousy HR Leaders

The things you can always count on in life are: death, taxes and a lousy HR leader in your organization.  I think I saw that on a t-shirt at SHRM National one year!  The reality is, HR leaders are selected a little different than most leaders in our organization.  Most leadership is selected this way […]

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Apr 11

The Secret to Great HR

(I’m on vacation, that’s not a secret, but this post is because it ran in Jan. 2010 almost no one read it!) I was given a gift this past holiday season – my brother bought me Bill Simmons’ latest book, The Book of Basketball- which is quite possibly the greatest book ever written, all 700 pages […]

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Apr 10

Candidates with Hickeys

(I’m on vacation – I originally posted this in Feb. 2010 over at Fistful of Talent. Also going on 16,123 days of never having a Hickey!) Kris Dunn, our the HR Capitalist, had a blog post “How To Destroy a Lifetime of Trust as an HR Pro in a Single Day…” where he explained how a direct […]

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