Imagine HR Unleashed

Dear HR speakers, presenters, “gurus,” “thought-leaders,” Look, I get it. We’re the worst. We focus too much on transactional HR. We have difficulty thinking “outside the box.” We don’t push the envelope. We aren’t creative. We have trouble being the HR you want to see. But “Sally HR” has become a trope that’s overused regardlessContinue reading “Imagine HR Unleashed”

File 13 Phrases

Here’s a few choice inappropriate comments that seem benign in nature but really have deeper vitriol. I vote that these are removed from office lexicon in 2016, who’s with me?“Working hard or hardly working?”This is just poor form. It implies jokingly that this person is a slacker. While it is in jest, be careful withContinue reading “File 13 Phrases”


I don’t expect perfection from my co-workers, employees, managers, etc.I don’t expect days free from stress.I don’t expect all work to get done accurately.I don’t expect work to even get done on time. I do expect composure.In fact, I demand it. Most of the situations I deal with in employee relations distill themselves down toContinue reading “Gravitas.”

Guest Post: Is your Employer Brand Costing you Top Candidates?

The most common complaint I hear from recruiters is the lack of qualified candidates available for each of their positions. The democratization of the application process means that recruiters are sometimes sifting through hundreds of candidates to find 5-10 to bring in for an interview. What many don’t realize, however, is that their employer brand may beContinue reading “Guest Post: Is your Employer Brand Costing you Top Candidates?”