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The Key to the Gate

The Key to the Gate. The HR Manager at the company you just applied for isn’t the gatekeeper. That manager is your friend. Not in a “let’s get coffee” sort of way, but rather a “if you are the right candidate, this person will kill themselves to get you hired” sort of way. Why? Because...
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Diversity Lessons from Bacon

Diversity Lessons from Bacon Whenever you get more than one Human Resources person in a conversation, inevitably that conversation will turn to the topic of bacon. This is an inexplicable universal phenomenon known as the Immutable Law of Pork Products in HR. Thus, there was no surprise when one of my conversations took this exact...
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Baseball Management under the Hot Lights

Baseball Management under the Hot Lights Many times bad communication skills get in the way of solving performance problems.The recent public conversation surrounding Jim Riggleman and the Washington Nationals baseball team is a prime example of learning when to have a conversation and when to keep your comments to yourself as a leader of people....
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Volunteering

Doesn’t HR give back enough? I have heard my HR peers on many occasions say “it seems all I do is give”. These days, I think those HR Pro’s need to retire, or go into a field that doesn’t encounter people. Ever. In all my years, the one thing I have found that brings people...
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