Employee Experience and a Distributed Workforce

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Ultimate Software, but all thoughts and opinions are my own. The big buzz in the world of HR is the concept of a distributed workforce. A distributed workforce is a workforce that reaches beyond the restrictions of the conventional office environment. These are FTEs, PT workers, temps, consultants, freelancers,…

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How I Feel About Yogurt

When people try to force food on you, be suspicious. And there’s no more suspicious food item than yogurt. Yogurt can go fuck itself. First of all, my cats love to eat yogurt, which should tell you everything you need to know. Roxy will fight you for the spoon, and she also licks her butt.…

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On Being Early to Ideas in HR

I spoke at my first American human resources conference in 2008. George W. Bush was still president. Foreclosures were in the news and layoffs were rampant. We didn’t have universal access to healthcare and people were going bankrupt due to medical bills and prescription drug prices. The mortgage crisis was imminent, and the economic growth…

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WorkHuman 2019

Next week is the 5th annual WorkHuman conference, and, as I pack my bags, I’ve been thinking a lot about expertise. There are three types of speakers at this event. 1. Researchers with a thesis and ideas, and academics who have studied a topic like leadership or gratitude for ages. 2. Practitioners and leaders who…

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