HR Should Think Like a Designer

I have some friends who are just back from Carowinds. They rode the new Fury 325 roller coaster. It seems insane and scary. (It’s also been stuck a few times. I would die.) The Fury 325 video from Bloomberg has me thinking of how proper design is at the core of everything—from roller coasters to employee…

The Best Part About My Job

My friend Lars Schmidt asked me to join a group of other smart people and tell him about the best part about my job. Do you know Lars? Go check him out. Anyway, there are a few things that I like about my job. [soundcloud url=”api.soundcloud.com/tracks/198905984″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”450″ iframe=”true” /] Being HR Famous I won’t lie.…

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Being Social on Social Media

Years ago, I just put my head down and wrote like a motherfucker. Then I blogged. Then I started cross-posting my blogging content on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Then I used a WordPress plug-in to automate that laborious task. Then I used Twitterfeed to cross-promote other people’s work. I now use ManageFlitter to organize my…

Meeting Nostalgia

Do you remember your first meeting? I do. I was at Monsanto. We were talking about staffing. I didn’t know what to do. I just sat there with a pen in my hand looking ridiculous. Remember the days when meetings were over fast? Or when you could make up a lie, walk out of a…

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Ask for What You Need #workhuman

I have a dear friend named Teresa. She’s an accountant who operates as my defacto life coach, especially during tax season. I don’t think she knows it, by the way. She saves my life on a regular basis. I get the answers I need by watching her make her way through the world. Good times.…