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It’s Okay to Kill Your Company Culture, Especially if it Sucks

The title of this post may sound like the most obvious advice in the world.

In the land of employment branding and Silicon Valley startups, it’s not.

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Every 2016 Prediction for HR Will Be Wrong

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Every year, around this time, people look back at what happened in the past year and ahead to the next. In human resources, it’s no different. Anybody who’s written for public consumption for a couple of years has done it.

This past year, I spent a lot of time listening. Way more time listening than I did writing, for this blog or anywhere else. And as I read through listicles about what 2016 looks like for HR, you should know one thing:

Not a single one of them will come true. 

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Three Quick Observations from HR Tech

This is it. The HR Technology Conference is off and running and, no surprise, I have a few observations about this year’s show so far.

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It’s Too Late For Us: Why the Fight for Parental Leave in the U.S. Should Continue

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I’m 33. Many people in my age group are having kids and are realizing just how bad family leave policies are in the United States.

Me? I’ve known it my entire professional career.

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#HootHROS and Why Best Practices are Broken in HR

hootsuite_logo_owly_detailWhen I started in corporate HR, I was pretty lost. I leaned heavily on my manager, a network of local practitioners I established quickly, a scattered, online group of talent professionals, and every resource I could find to read. It was haphazard and the phrase, “fake it till you make it,” rang through my ears loud and clear on my walk or ride home from work.

It was a different time. One that we shouldn’t have to repeat again.

Yet, time and time again, HR practitioners are starting the same things over again. They search forums and blog posts for things like:

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