Sometimes, you get an asshole selling enterprise IT solutions who won’t take no for an answer and you have to stop being nice. When I was working HR, it was fascinating to me that people selling HRIS systems couldn’t grasp the concept of centralized authorizations and enterprise wide conformity for large corporate HR processes. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
bgottsab / Foter.com / CC BY-NC Diane Marcus, writing at LinkedIn, on “How to Lose A Top Performer in 5 Ways“: “SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) reports that as of 2014, 86% of us in the United States were “overall satisfied” with our jobs – but only 39% of us are“very satisfied”. So […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
Of course the flip side of this meme are veterans who arrogantly believe that their DD-214 ENTITLES them to any job they so desire, regardless of qualifications, skills and experience. Before the whining and screaming starts, I’ve personally hired wounded warriors and veterans for Korean War to present eras for jobs as varied as […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Vauhini Vara, writing for The New Yorker, on “The Push Against Performance Reviews“: “…the annual performance review has been falling out of favor in some quarters. Microsoft and Gap are among several companies that have reformed their evaluation processes in recent years. On Tuesday, the consulting firm Accenture, an emblem of traditional corporate culture if […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
This is for my colleagues doing time as a human resources professional in retail. As you struggle to staff your locations and meet your goals, I feel your pain. Once again we face harsh deadlines, seemingly impossible expectations and difficult challenges in order to get ready for the crush of customers in spring. Somehow though, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
The New “Women’s Work”: On Being A Male Human Resources Professional How did human resources become the most female-dominated department at most companies, and what does that mean for a man working in HR? Author’s note: This commentary reflects my own opinion and experiences and is neither endorsed, nor sponsored by my current or former […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
I’ve accumulated close to 15 years of experience in human resources management through the Marine Corps, hospital staffing and retail industries. Over the years, I’ve seen a lot of strange, sad and head-shaking things on resumes, applications and spoken in interviews. Listed below are some stand-out annoyances, “don’t do’s” and basic rules of decorum that […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
For my human resources colleagues: The Virginia DMV has issued new medical certification requirements for CDL holders. As the hard copy FAQ and letter sent to one of my drivers seemed to contradict each other, I called the DMV to confirm the changes. The short of it is that EFFECTIVE 1/30/2012, but NO LATER THAN 1/30/2014, EXISTING licensed as […]Continue Reading... No Comments.