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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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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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Why You Need HR

This is part two of my rant against the unfair assumptions against us HR folks.  Here why you really need us:  Case 1: I was out of my home office at another site for three days. When I returned, I … 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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The Motivation Problem: Good Goals, Bad Goals

            Employee motivation is not created equally.  Not all employees are motivated by the same things or in the same way.  There are numerous surveys out there to tell us “what employees really want”, but these will give you percentages … Continue reading

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