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HR Doesn’t Innovate

Edward Binney and Harold Smith co-invented crayons in 1903, which doesn’t seem that long ago. Fortune cookies were invented back in 1918 — but I have to admit that I thought fortune cookies were some sort of ancient Chinese dinner ritual. (This makes me mildly racist. Sorry, guys.) John Atanasoff and Clifford Berry built the…

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Company Culture is a Myth

For years, I’ve been saying that your company doesn’t have a culture. You are incorrectly applying the word “culture” to a group of people who behave a certain way because their lives are dominated by a few powerful figures in your office. That’s it. Your shitty software company or little marketing agency doesn’t have a culture…

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Predictive Analytics

A few weeks ago, Bill Kutik asked, “Is predictive analytics for HR the greatest shuck and jive since social recruiting?” Is Predictive Analytics for HR, the greatest shuck and jive since Social Recruiting? Read this #HRTechConf — Bill Kutik (@billkutik) October 27, 2014 I don’t know how to answer that question in a polite way. Instead,…

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The Taper

I eased off my running, this week, because my marathon is Sunday. The methodology in which I back off my mileage and get ready for my race is called tapering, and it’s boring as hell. You can google it if you want to learn more. I tried a new taper strategy. I spent a week…

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