Category Archives: Human Resources Profession

Job 1 For HR

            I recently saw an article that claimed HR’s number one job is still compliance.             Compliance?  Really?  I don’t think so.             The number one job for HR is alignment. It may sound like an overused word, but it’s … Continue reading

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What NOT To Do In an Interview

            I’ve had many adventures in interviewing the last few months.  Most of my recent interviewing has been for hourly positions in a production environment, but there are a few principles that I think one should observe anytime he or … Continue reading

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THAT’S ILLEGAL! (How Bad Bosses Breed Burdensome Laws)

            I recently saw an episode of the television series House, and the episode ended [SPOILER ALERT] with a termination.  In the show, Dr. House decides for mental health reasons to give up his role as head of the department … Continue reading

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Personal Branding Dilemma

            I don’t know if Dan Schawbel would agree with this definition, but personal branding, as I understand it, is developing one clear message and consistently delivering that message through all of your communications.  This includes your tweets, blogs, comments … Continue reading

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Do You Have A Problem With A Fat Surgeon General?

            I was reading the SHRM articles on the home page when I came across Does Weight Impact Performance? This article discusses the weight of Surgeon General Nominee Dr. Regina Benjamin.  A country that by all accounts has an obesity … Continue reading

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Evil HR or Weak Management?

            Have you seen the blog of Evil HR Lady? (http://evilhrlady.blogspot.com/2009/03/i-quit.html) You can see how she describes the perception of HR as the bearer of all bad news for the hapless employee who will be disciplined, demoted, transferred, terminated or … Continue reading

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The Motivation Problem 2: Belief Systems

My last blog on motivation discussed motivating based on goals.  Motivation also relies on three fundamental beliefs.  In order for an individual or group to be motivated to achieve an objective, the individual must believe three things: (1) the objective … Continue reading

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