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Allowing Space for Vulnerability at Work

We need to be okay with showing vulnerability and weakness at work. When you don’t, it can backfire in spectacular ways.

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The iPad Pro: A Welcome Relief From Multitasking

The iPad isn’t great at multitasking. In fact, for most things, it’s terrible. The iPad’s limitations are actually a benefit to not just our relationship with technology, but with the way we do our work productively with the help of technology.

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The Present of Work at #HRTechConf

Forget getting replaced by AI and robots. The future starts today and companies who forget that are already expendable.

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#CultureFirst: The Labels That We Share and Wear

“Pick three.” I scanned a table full of one-inch buttons with different labels. It was supposed to be a lesson in being vulnerable and honest — getting beyond job titles to talk about ourselves. Most of the descriptions didn’t fit me: Religious, middle child, conservative, queer… So I picked a description that may be obvious at first […]

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Hire by Google is the Actual Game Changer Recruiting Needs

Today, Google announced the launch of Hire, a new recruiting product that is built into G Suite, their enterprise productivity offering. Unlike most recruiting product announcements, this one truly means something. Why? First of all, Google is one of the largest software companies in the world (well, and one of the largest companies, period). They […]

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Generation Lance

If you’ve been around marketing long enough, you hear something about generational differences once every few seconds. Ditto for HR. There’s all kinds of studies that generally seem to separate our current population into six big groups of generations: Greatest generation Silent generation Baby boomers Gen X Gen Y (or Millennials) Gen Z Lots of […]

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The Gig Economy Problem

If people want the gig economy to succeed, we have to create infrastructure that actually supports it Being employed today is a pretty good deal if you can swing it. At least in the U.S., it generally means getting paid predictably, some sort of benefits (including the all important health care coverage), and a semblance of […]

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Encourage Jury Service

You want a simple way that HR can change the world? Encourage your employees to participate in jury duty. I’m thinking about it this week because my wife got called into jury duty. Now, it’s inconvenient. Her work is ramping up for the busy season. I need to go out of town tomorrow. The good […]

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Repeat to Yourself: My Glassdoor Rating isn’t my Employer Brand

No matter what anyone says, your Glassdoor rating isn’t your employer brand. First of all, Glassdoor has some really smart marketers. They created a summit, which focuses on employer branding, and invested in the right speakers to make it one of the best events for people interested in the concept. That doesn’t mean Glassdoor is […]

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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. The party is over for Zenefits. Once the golden child of the HR technology scene with a funding round that valued them at $4.5 billion, they are on the […]