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Wrapping up the Year in Thanksgiving for HR ... En Hommage...
As People in the United States gather in Thanksgiving, we share our special thoughts with People around the World.
Do you consider yourself passionate about HR? I care equally about business interests/results and people matters. It is an enjoyable "juggling" or balancing act. It keeps you engaged. Unfortunately, concerns often conflict and it puts HR on a rough spot; it is a consistent reminder of our vulnerabilities as humans and professionals, regardless of our field of work. It is also fair to say that among my other top interests are Fashion and Cooking. To me, both are synonymous of cultures in so many ways: both Fashion and Cooking/Cuisines tell you so much about a given society and/at a given time. It is a constant discovery, and stimulates creativity. It is also sharable.
Share Help ResourcesThis week's shock hit hard and so close to home with the tragic losses of Fashion icon Kate Spade and celebrity Chef Anthony Bourdain. Please, refer to available sources for help@afspnational, @800273TALK or text “Talk” to 741741.I They will be remembered for their outstanding , out- of-…
UPDATE July 3rd, 2014Are you up to date? Have you visited the SHRM page on the whys of the new certification? Unveiled in Florida, at the latest SHRM National Conference, and awaiting accreditation. HR without frontiers.... The new face of HR?
HR evolves, says SHRM. It evolves around People, Organizations, Workplaces and Strategies. Being a HR professional is not only about knowledge. It is also about competencies, says SHRM. Confusing?
The biggest changes came from the happenings in regulations that stemmed from societal concerns: Benefits, OT, minimum/living wage issue. Now, business owners' pressure aim at reversing at least some of the changes. Changes are known to not be static; but should we rather think volatility? Let alone the fear for uncertain economy. Talking about a VUCA world!
There were topics of peak interests, such as Technology, Analytics, and Big Data; and topics of concerns such as Privacy and Hacking issues. And …
UPDATE: When Employees Volunteer to Fight Toxicity
The subject of toxic leadership is endless. I owe this update to Pat Ahern of AdVision who brought up the issue of team, leadership and toxicity. Thanks, Pat for reminding me of the importance of this subject. Incidentally, concurrent circumstances made me rethink about the leadership role in team growth. So, yes, toxic leadership can generate quite a toxic environment and harm team spirit in one way or another. As managers become enablers of resistance to change for fear of losing long-time employees, they have a tendency to become irrelevant themselves. Relevancy is not measured by tenure. It is about adaptability, agility, understanding of changed and evolving principles, practices and needs. As a side note, could irrelevancy also be linked to subordination? The terms that define subordination status could certainly impact leadership relevancy. In a way, one can be only as good as he/she is allowed to be. When it comes to leadershi…
In the world of HR we are both actors and observers. We see candidates and hiring managers coming, going and acting. We see the biases, hear the comments, weigh the outputs. However we gravitated to our jobs, we usually love them. Are we the best at them? As hiring managers, do we evaluate ourselves? Let's have a quick assessment. When a candidate showed up for an interview, as I walked into my office while she was waiting I wondered what to think. How many hiring managers and HR people make - consciously or not- their decision based on that first impression? Too many! How many divulge their opinion on their facial expression? One too many.
Here is the story: everyday story of so many hiring managers and candidates. Let's begin with Betty and her most unconventional look. Definitely punk with polished efforts for the interview. Still punk, correct? 1. OBSERVE: DO NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS BASED ON A FIRST IMPRESSION "Unfit" look could be a Terrific Fit. Betty exhibited a …