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The State of HR Blogging in 2014

New HR bloggers are brave. They live in a liminal state where they daydream about the future of work while processing payroll, managing compliance issues, and providing ongoing support to leaders and employees. I admire their fortitude. Before you can write well about HR, you have to learn how to write. All new bloggers go through…

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HR Certifications

I’ve been asked two questions about HR certifications, this week. Here is the first one. I’ve seen you post a few times about worthwhile/non-worthwhile HR credentialing. I’m not credentialed at all, but I’d like to be so that I don’t look like an uneducated asshole. Which one would you recommend for someone who has been…

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The Happiest Moments of Your Life

Weddings are so fun. I was lucky enough to attend a dear friend’s wedding in Chapel Hill. The ceremony and reception did not disappoint. Family members and friends came together and socialized. I eavesdropped on private conversations between partners who thought no one was listening. And I watched people dance on the dance floor. So…

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