Now THAT’S Engagement

You want to know if your employees really care about their jobs? Use this guy as your measuring stick. Maybe the bank robber couldn’t see very well through the holes in his mask — the face of Chucky from the “Child’s Play” horror movies — as he walked into Peoples Bank & Trust Tuesday afternoon. After all, […]

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Metrics in the Shared Services World

  As you may recall, I’ve a fondness for metrics that borders on creepy.  I love having a measurement for just about everything.  That why as a practitioner, I found myself insanely jealous of those that worked in the HR Shared Services arena. For them, the path was paved long ago by call centers and […]

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Lessons from the 2012 Cardinals’ Collapse

  As defending world champions, there were high hopes for the Cardinals this year.  What started as a great playoff run with flashbacks to the 2011 World Series (universally hailed as the greatest of all time) ended with three straight losses to the San Francisco Giants.  In the wake of the team collapse, here are […]

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#HRTechConf 2012 Swag Video!

  It’s been a year since our 2011 swag video, and Paul Smith are still hearing about how much people loved it.  Since we love nothing more than the adoration of strangers, we give to you the 2012 edition. No bunnies were harmed in the making of this film.    

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Debates and Leadership

I am a big nerd, meaning I’m excited about the first round of Presidential debates.  Well, I’m excited about debate season, but especially the first one, which is almost upon us.  I know that I won’t get straight answers to most questions, and the time will be used to spew part rhetoric for evening new […]

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Swag Video for #KSSHRM12!

Get your swag on, with guest stars Kristi Jones and Bryan Wempen!  

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The Black Hole of Adoption: Why HR Tech Implementations Fail.

Last year, I had the pleasure of presenting at HRevolution and the HR Technology Conference in Las Vegas with China Gorman, one of the smartest HR people walking the planet.  In true unconference mode, we built a list of great conversation questions around using technology as a differentiator in your business.  We wanted to look at the […]

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The Forgotten Platforms

Combing through my email each morning, I am regularly greeted by LinkedIn Groups messages, bringing me up to speed on the conversations that have taken place over the last day or two.  I like being able to keep up with several groups this way, and see what is happening that may be relevant to my […]

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The Santa Claus Question

  Anyone who has known me for more than a few minutes could probably guess I love Calvin and Hobbes.  They’d be right.  I still miss Bill Watterson. One of the strips that occasionally floats to the surface in my cranial flotsam and jetsam is about Santa Claus.  At one point, our hero raised questioned […]

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Changing of the Guard

An interesting development coming out of the 2012 Republican National Convention.  The “big stars” of the past (Bush, Cheney, Palin, etc.) are not planning to speak, nor are they planning to attend.  The minds behind the Romney campaign have decided to move forward rather than look back.  Via Yahoo! News… The idea is to portray […]

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