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Who’s POV Matters in HR?

Years ago, I worked for a Worldwide VP of Human Resources who made the fatal mistake of standing before a group of HR women and misidentifying one of the eligibility rules for a program called FMLA. “Who doesn’t know basic HR stuff like that?” “With a big title like that, you’d think he’d know FMLA.”…

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Marathon Monday: Don’t Hit Me

I run through the UNC campus on Saturday mornings. There are two benefits. 1. Empty streets. 2. Whenever someone is out, you are guaranteed good people-watching opportunities! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve assumed that the campus was empty, run across the street, and nearly been knocked over by someone who is turning…

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Want to Run with Me? #workhuman

Globoforce is hosting a conference in early June. Want to inspire a work culture imbued with purpose, appreciation, and respect? (Join the club.) The event is called WorkHuman. You can read about it here and use the code LRBLOG100 for a discount. But that’s not the real meat of this story. The real news is that…

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