Human Resources


Each year, hundreds of organizations vie for the accolade of Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For, a process governed and managed by the Great Place to Work Institute. Companies with greater than 1,000 employees and at least five years of operations are qualified to apply for Fortune’s list with their smaller brethren eligible for “Best Small and Medium Workplaces” honors. This is a highly competitive process with two-thirds of...

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On Fear And HR


Posted By on Feb 18, 2013

As we turned onto the runway I noticed that he was shaking ever so slightly, his incomprehensible prayers paced with a fervor that made each heaven sent cry a bit more desperate than the last. His hands were restless and began flailing as he struggled to gain purchase or comfort. He balled his fists, splayed his fingers open, then dug them into his legs and squeezed. As we gained speed his eyes went wide and upon liftoff he gazed at...

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2013 – Testing HR’s Mettle


Posted By on Dec 31, 2012

A close confidant recently told me, “If I could summarize the year ahead, I’d say that everything I’ve learned over my 40+ years of HR is about to get put to work. Although I’m dreading it, I also believe this is the perfect opportunity to see how my team and I rise to the occasion. Do you think most HR departments are truly ready?” My answer? “Some are more ready than others, but I’m...

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Yesterday morning the Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp) released its latest research findings entitled, “The Future of HR – The Transition to Performance Advisor”. The report is based upon qualitative and quantitative data gathered through surveys and interviews with hundreds of the most preeminent HR leaders in the world. The research is generally a good read and the quotations from many reputable CHROs will corroborate...

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My childhood subdivision was a place so thoroughly explored that neither a downed tree nor tattered moving truck escaped our notice. The comings and goings, although never intentionally tracked, were indexed and cataloged each and every day. We were explorers seeking to discover new adventures by simply applying our own unique point of view to the situation at hand. In that everything was known, everything was unknown, a wide-eyed...

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This (chilly) morning began with over 45,000 participants toeing the start line for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. Elsewhere across the nation, approximately one-tenth that number of HR industry professionals continued their preparations for the market’s preeminent event for getting business done, the 15th Annual HR Technology Conference and Exposition. As I watched the elite runners captivate 1.7 million spectators...

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