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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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The HR Idea Lab


Posted By on Oct 29, 2010

The sun is setting slowly as I drift somewhere between Dallas and San Francisco. Low clouds softly drape the mountains below as I gaze toward the reddish-orange horizon. I feel so calm as I fly home tonight. You see, I’ve made a promise to myself that I thought I would share. 2010 has been a fascinating year in so many ways. Despite experimenting with a variety of new and interesting businesses my mind simply cannot stop...

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There is always a sense of melancholy that overcomes me when a long-planned event comes to pass. And in those quiet moments of reflection, I start to deconstruct what happened, itemize what I wish I could have done better and define what I’d like to see for the future. After this past weekend’s HRevolution event in Chicago, this is exactly the process that’s keeping me awake at night. What Happened It’s both...

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Pulling the Pin on Your Career


Posted By on Aug 7, 2008

Most employees walk around every day with a ready supply of hand grenades.  Some are thrown at coworkers during times of duress.  Others get rolled into the boss’ office when credit is taken for something you worked weekends to complete.  But the most explosive, destructive and damaging we save for ourselves.  This is the overarching point of Gen Xer Jason Seiden’s sarcastic book, “How to Self-Destruct: Making...

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…just take a look at this video: It’s been questioned whether this is a fake or not, but either way it makes you think twice about how to take down an emotionally unstable cubicle mate.  A big shout-out to Laurie Rueittmann at Punk Rock HR for turning me on to this gem! Let’s keep the conversation going (and the violence to a minimum). _________________________________ How do you feel about Human Resources...

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Why Hewitt Acquired LCG


Posted By on Apr 29, 2008

Hewitt announced this morning that they have acquired the assets of the LewisCo Group (LCG) as a means of creating a comprehensive, end-to-end solution for absence management. According to the release, the combination of Hewitt’s existing leave administration solution with LCG’s absence management suite will serve approximately 60 clients and over 2.3 million individuals. This is a very significant acquisition and will...

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