You’ve made it. What you always wanted to achieve; a senior HR role with a seemingly dynamic company, a CEO who gives every indication that he is on your side and will listen, and a real challenge that will allow you to make full use of your talents. And then the realisation of what you’ve taken on really hits. A friend of mine once describe getting his new HR Director role like this: His challenges felt at first like having to climb Mount Everest and being at base camp. Two months into the job… Continue
Added by Joe Espana on August 31, 2008 at 1:42pm —
I recently had and email exchange with a colleague of mine about the role of leaders as both students and teachers in in-company leadership development initiatives. Our debate was wether is was better to develop a pool of leadership talent using external expertise or have the intervention led by organisational leaders. It was such an interesting thought that it led me to 'pencil' my own views.
I think the starting point is not whether the development intervention should be led by… Continue
Added by Joe Espana on August 31, 2008 at 1:32pm —
So there has been alot of talk lately about hearing peoples problems and how to react to people who may share too much. I have been fortunate to learn some important lessons on this front and will share them with you. I was told early in my professional career when hearing employees problems you want to empathize with them and not sympathize. For a refresher here are the definitions of each:
Empathy means the intellectual identification… Continue
Added by Dan Johnson on August 29, 2008 at 3:30pm —
I was watching the news tonight and the coverage of tomorrow's impending Democratic nomination of Barack Obama as their candidate for president struck me. Here is a link in case you missed it.
I am wondering how many HR pros or other business types out their shudder a little bit when their boss wants to make a big speech to his employees. Obama is making a… Continue
Added by Dan Johnson on August 28, 2008 at 11:13am —
Read an article from Bloomberg News about Boeing using the internet to begin an informational campaign to convince their machinists not to strike. Address:
More than anything I find this quote indicative of why organized labor in the private sector is on the decline in this country:
"Boeing has ``shot itself in the foot'' by involving workers in the give-and-take of early talks… Continue
Added by Dan Johnson on August 27, 2008 at 8:30pm —
, Social Networking
Lately, these things are getting punched in the… Continue
Added by Maren Hogan on August 27, 2008 at 5:00pm —
For an online demo visit: http://www.timetech.ca/index.php?option=com_forme&fid=6
So you are thinking about automating your time and attendance practices at your organization? Where do you… Continue
Added by TimeTECH on August 27, 2008 at 9:00am —
So after a long string of boys in my family (I am one of 3 boys and my father is one of 8 boys) my wife and I found out that our second child will be a daughter come January. Besides having no clue what to do with a female child (My hobbies include coaching wrestling, boxing, martial arts, and guns), I am wondering if all of the successful females in this august body have any examples or moments in their professional or personal development that had a… Continue
Added by Dan Johnson on August 26, 2008 at 9:08pm —
I fell into the blogosphere as I made a recent career change. I read alot and it was natural for me to start to read some of the great philosophies out there by sites like HRCapitalist, PunkRockHR, and many others. I have to say that there is no hate in my relationship with the HR profession. Although there are many people who will say they "love to hate it". I have found nothing but pleasure in my recent HR studies (finishing up a masters degree)… Continue
Added by Dan Johnson on August 26, 2008 at 12:00am —
Being the perennially disorganized person that I am, I recently found myself in the position of looking for my passport (for the reason why I need my passport, see here
). I looked everywhere it was… Continue
Added by Maren Hogan on August 19, 2008 at 8:00pm —
First of all, I'm not a blogger person, but I am a web 2.0 guy... at least I think.
I've been studying HR for 5 years now in the oldest university in Hungary (University of Pécs since 1367). There is a whole faculty for HRD in here(I can hear your thoughts: - 'a whole faculty for HR?? wtf!?'). Honestly, I'm trying to do my best since I've joined the University, but I think I'm lack of practical knowledge. I'm in my last year and I'm bit scared of the real working life. I haven't done my… Continue
Added by Zoltan Racz on August 19, 2008 at 7:00pm —
I do blog, I do blog sometimes... if time permits :D (Hi, Ms. HR Wench)
I just like to read other people's blogs, I felt empowered reading a good blog and blogs that can relate to my present situation.
I am HR Assistant for more than 3 years now... i am 25 years old anyway(GenY), I joined my current employer when I was 22 years old, my employees' age ranges from 35-60 y.o. At first, I had my boss to guide me, but when she resigned 2006, I alone handle the whole HR section… Continue
Added by Ailen Ambrocio on August 16, 2008 at 10:00am —
I would love to post blog articles here but maintaining so many blogs can be painfully difficult. I suggest that if you want to know what I think about the HR Practice and other related stuffs in my home country the Philippines, please visit my blog ANYTHING HR by ED.
When you visit, I'd appreciate your sharing of your own opinion and experiences as they apply to your culture. It would be good to share views on similar issues.
Added by Edwin Ebreo on August 15, 2008 at 10:00pm —
Today, I'd like to turn the spotlight
on someone else. (Shocking, I know). Yesterday, I had the opportunity to attend a Talent Anarchy seminar
given by Joe Gerstandt
Added by Maren Hogan on August 14, 2008 at 6:16pm —
There are a lot of jobs you can get in this world
. And there are a lot of ways to automate processes so you need fewer employees
, there are also open source programs
that eliminate the need for high-cost tech. But my particular soapbox is… Continue
Added by Maren Hogan on August 12, 2008 at 1:37pm —
Carbon in Nature
The three most important substances that make life possible are water, oxygen and carbon dioxide. The primary structural and functional element in all living things is carbon. All carbon in protein, fat, carbohydrate and other organic molecules in living things is derived from atmospheric carbon dioxide. Without atmospheric carbon dioxide, life as we know it would not be possible.
The carbon cycle is the biogeochemical cycle by which carbon is… Continue
Added by Shane on August 3, 2008 at 6:40am —