The Day After National Mental Health Day

I think internet holidays like “National Mental Health Day” are essential, but I want to celebrate the day after National Mental Health Day because it’s in the quiet, dark moments — when there’s no fanfare, pageantry or hashtag — when people suffer. What’s National Mental Health Day All About? I’m here for memes and tweets…

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Welcome to the Era of Employee Wellbeing

Do you know the difference between wellness and wellbeing? Wellness refers to physical health. When your employer talks about wellness, they want you to quit smoking and lose weight to bring down health insurance costs. You know what brings down health insurance costs? Better regulation of health insurance companies and medical providers. But, no, you…

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Let’s Fix Work Episode 30 — Why Minorities Are Leaving Corporate America with Jose Pinero

Employees aren’t that complicated. If they’re happy, they stay. If they’re unhappy, they leave. When women and minorities are leaving Corporate America in droves, the problem is obvious: these underrepresented groups aren’t happy. What’s causing the mass exodus and what, if anything, are we doing about it? Jose Pinero, the CEO of Latino Leadership Performance,…

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To Be HR, You Have to Do HR for Yourself

To be HR, you have to do HR for yourself. I will always believe in this principle. It’s so core and critical to my life’s philosophy that, when I wasn’t practicing the programs and policies of HR in my daily experience, I left my job. My principle doesn’t just apply to individual practitioners and leaders.…

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Happy John Jorgensen Day!

If you work in HR and have a Twitter or Facebook account, stop what you’re doing and thank John Jorgensen. He’s the godfather of the modern day HR movement, an early adopter, and someone who deserves your admiration and recognition. John was an HR director before the Great Recession. Over the past ten years, he’s…

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Book Review: Can You Hear Me?

I just finished an advance reader copy of, “Can You Hear Me: How to Connect with People in a Virtual World.” It’s written by Dr. Nick Morgan of Public Words, a friend and mentor who never steers me wrong. Dr. Morgan is an expert on communication and body language, and, in this new book, he…

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