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My Best Parenting Advice as Applied to Human Resources

I’ve been to a lot of baby showers lately where it seems like the parents-to-be are showered with as much advice as they are gifts. I’ve seen this as a parent myself—people like to give parenting advice. Strangers offer advice as they evaluate the contents of your shopping cart at the grocery store, at Super […]

The Transformation of HR to ‘People’ Has Begun Its Inevitable Charge Forward

A surface transformation is happening in HR that has deeper ramifications. I am talking, of course, about the popular shift away from the name “Human Resources Professional” toward “people officer.” In recent months, I’ve spoken to quite a few experts who have shown some discomfort toward the concept of referring to employees as “resources.” To […]

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Forget Your Crystal Ball—The Future of Hiring Is Clear

This time of year, everyone wants to know what’s next. But I don’t need to break out my crystal ball because the indicators of what we can expect around the corner in recruitment and hiring during 2020 are quite clear.

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Do Your Employees Think They’re Smarter Than You? You’re Not Alone!

Discipline and respect for hierarchy are often what sets top organizations apart from the rest of the pack. Military historians often point to strict discipline as being key to the effectiveness of famous militaries throughout history, including the Greek phalanx, Roman legions, and Genghis Khan’s Mongols. Respect for the chain of command ensured unit cohesion […]

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Benefits 101: Common 401(k) Mistakes

A common benefit that many employers now offer to employees is a 401(k) plan to assist them in saving for retirement. This type of benefit is typically highly valued by employees, and of course, employers want to take steps to ensure it’s administered properly—both legally and in terms of not making mistakes that impact employees.