Being too close to your employees can backfire

Over the years, leadership books, blogs and podcasts have encouraged leaders to form close relationships with their teams as another linchpin in organizational efficiency. But what if being too close to your employees can backfire? A recently published research article in the Journal of Applied Psychology, suggests that it could. The research is based on … Continue reading Being too close to your employees can backfire

Enhancements for LinkedIn Recruiter-My suggestions

If there is one tool recruiters use religiously, it is LinkedIn Recruiter. The platform has become the dominant sourcing tool for talent acquisition over the last ten years. Although LinkedIn has continued to enhance the platform, there are still a lot of enhancements for LinkedIn Recruiter left to be made. Here are some of the things I'd like to … Continue reading Enhancements for LinkedIn Recruiter-My suggestions

The One Question to help Leaders Focus on Strategy-Lesson from Intel

When you think of Intel, you most likely think of the its dominance in the microprocessor industry. Most of us have forgotten how Intel broke into the market depending primarily on the production of its memory chips. This shift in product strategy altered the brand, making Intel a household name. What was the one question that helps leaders focus on strategy?

The Right Way to Ask for a Raise

Just the thought of it can make your stomach turn, your muscles tense and your brain shut down. Believe it or not, you're not the only one paralyzed by the thought of scheduling time with your manager to discuss compensation. If you're unsure on how exactly to ask for what you are worth, let's discuss the right way to ask for a raise.

Stop Hiding Behind Policy

I cannot put into words the vile feelings I have when I hear someone in my profession say, “According to policy” or “Policy states”. It’s almost like a nuclear explosion erupts in my head and manifests itself on my face. I typically have to count to ten before responding and even then my response is … Continue reading Stop Hiding Behind Policy

The Beneficial Partnership of AI and HR

There has been a lot of talk around the impact AI will have on the HR industry.  There are fear mongers who say AI will make HR obsolete but I disagree.  I believe AI will become HR's new tool to overcome some of the oldest issues in Talent Acquisition, Management & retention.  The AI enhancements … Continue reading The Beneficial Partnership of AI and HR

How to keep going when you didn’t get the job!

You were so excited about the job you interviewed for. Your daydreams about escaping your current job to land that dream job occupied your free time. Maybe you had even played how you were going to resign over and over in your head. But all of that is gone because you just found out you … Continue reading How to keep going when you didn’t get the job!

HR Should Function like the Central Nervous System in the Organization

I have yet to meet someone who did not marvel at the wonders of the human body.  Billions of cells working together behind the scenes to manufacture life in countless forms of beauty and wonder.  As a self-proclaimed nerd, I immerse myself in documentaries, books, and articles related to the inner-workings of our bodies, especially … Continue reading HR Should Function like the Central Nervous System in the Organization

HR is NOT in charge of CULTURE

I get a little miffed every time I see HR take lead on a company's culture. Sure, it's part of our repertoire of items we have influence but it is by no means our responsibility.