The 10 Social & Tech Etiquette Rules For the Workplace

October 19, 2014

Before leaving for the HR Technology conference, I did this interview on SHRM’s WeKnowNext blog about the future of HR technology. You can check it out here. During the Q & A, I mentioned that HR departments should have “tech etiquette” courses for employees. So I thought I would toss out what my 10 tech […]

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Working Your Way Up the Career Ladder [infographic] – Friday Distraction

October 17, 2014

(Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF). As the philanthropic foundation of the National Restaurant Association, the NRAEF works to attract, develop and retain professionals for the restaurant industry. Enjoy today’s post!) Early in my human resources career, I was responsible for new hire orientation. Of […]

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Fighting Inequality – Blog Action Day #BAD2014

October 16, 2014

Since 2007, Blog Action Day has organized bloggers from around the world for one day to talk about a single issue. I’ve participated in Blog Action Day (aka BAD) since I started HR Bartender and have written about subjects such as human rights, famine, water, climate change, and poverty. This year’s theme for Blog Action […]

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How to Hire Employees for a Cultural “Fit”

October 14, 2014

(Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by our friends at SilkRoad, a leading global provider of cloud-based talent management solutions. SilkRoad’s new Life Suite platform gives users a tablet-friendly experience. Learn more here about the update. Enjoy the post!)  It could be said that when it’s time to hire an employee, skills and […]

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7 Rules to Remember with HR Metrics, Analytics and Data

October 12, 2014

Around this time last year, I was listening to a panel of senior human resources professionals talk about their priorities. The top item on their list? Numbers – in the forms of metrics, big data, and analytics. Before we go any further, it’s important to understand that these terms are different. I know they are […]

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Falling in Love with Your First Job [infographic] – Friday Distraction

October 10, 2014

(Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF). As the philanthropic foundation of the National Restaurant Association, the NRAEF works to attract, develop and retain professionals for the restaurant industry. Enjoy today’s post!) I imagine we all remember our very first job. I’m not talking about your […]

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Forced Ranking and Bell Curves – Ask #HR Bartender

October 9, 2014

Today’s reader question deals with an issue that’s been in the news lately – performance appraisals. Could you please address the practice seen in most companies of forced calibrations and the bell curves to evaluate employees against each other? Forced ranking is a method where employees are compared to other employees to determine the best […]

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