Megatrends in HR with Karina Monesson

My guest today is Karina Monesson. She’s a writer, speaker and the senior manager of human insights, research and advisory, at UKG, the Ultimate Kronos Group. Karina joins us to talk about her research into megatrends, specifically gray-collar workers. In this episode, we talk about who these workers are, how they contribute to the economy…

Coaching HR for HR with Julie Turney

My guest today is Julie Turney. She’s an HR for HR coach, public speaker and host of the HR Sound Off podcast that is helping burned-out and frustrated human resource professionals take control of their careers. If that’s not enough HR for you, she’s also the author of a terrific book called “Confessions of an…

Baiba Žiga

Ukraine, HR and Leadership With Baiba Žiga

There is a war in Ukraine that we cannot ignore. You’ve seen it either on the news, social media, newspaper, etc. Russia invaded Ukraine, and from a U.S. standpoint, Vladimir Putin’s attitude is controversial. Worldwide, opinions have differed, while many HR professionals are saying, “Not another thing I have to deal with, and why should…

Be Your Own HR

People think HR is there to help workers, no matter how often you tell them otherwise.  It’s not like employees are stupid. Intellectually, they know HR is there to do two things: Pay people and protect the company from lawsuits. Everything else is fake-work created by an industry of consultants who realized that a bigger…

Can HR Fire You?

Can HR Fire Me?

Of course they can. People get fired for all sorts of reasons everyday, and most people in America don’t have any recourse when it happens. But human resources rarely leads the way in firing someone. The decision to terminate an employee nearly always comes from their manager or supervisor. HR’s role is to coordinate the…

25 Good HR Books to Read

Looking for good HR books to read that will help you take control of your career and won’t put you to sleep? Here are my top 25. 1. “Career Rehab” by Kanika Tolver Kanika Tolver wrote “Career Rehab” for people just like you — someone who isn’t in love with their job or the daily…

I Work in HR and Hate It

I Work in HR and Hate It

Most days, I feel like my work in HR is slowly sucking the life out of me. Can you offer suggestions or enlightenment on how to get past these feelings of drudgery towards this career path I’ve chosen or how to jump into something else. This is not the place that I can see myself…