#HRUSeattle Recap: Talking Tech and Innovation
Mar27

#HRUSeattle Recap: Talking Tech and Innovation

On March 9, #HRUSeattle delved into the changing world of HR and Recruitment technologies and how they are being adopted by the workforce. The event brought together a group of around 45 HR pros who were looking to engage and discuss topics related to sourcing, recruiting, and staffing. People may not realize that when HR professionals gather, a good time is (generally) had by all. The recent #HRUSeattle was no exception. Maybe...

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Learning and Doing
Aug15

Learning and Doing

A Proactive Plan for Growth and Success  Learning cannot take place in a vacuum, which is one of the reasons transitioning from school to the workplace is difficult. There are things you can teach which make sense in theory. However, as those familiar with the knowing/doing gap are aware – that which you know is not always that which you do – some things are best learnt through experimentation, through doing and through...

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Providing People With An Amazing Experience At Work
Aug03

Providing People With An Amazing Experience At Work

How Stitch Fix’s Margaret Wheeler provides 2,800 personal stylists with an ‘amazing experience’ at work

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Mentoring and Personal Growth

Creating a safe environment so you can help with a person’s professional and personal development journey I truly enjoy and am honoured when I get to spend time with people who want to learn and grow personally and professionally. Last week, I had the pleasure and honour to speak to a group of women about mentoring. These courageous women are embarking on a career journey in the trades – electrical, plumbing and carpentry. We...

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Leadership and Mentoring

There is a correlation between the two – leadership development programmes need to have the mentoring component built in

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4 Keys To Help Embrace Evidence-Based HR

Ten years ago, one retailer was far ahead of the curve on analytics. It built a skilled analytics team the likes of which most of us would envy today. However in the end, the team was disbanded. The organization’s leaders felt their deep expertise in retail trumped anything analytics could tell them. Furthermore, they didn’t particularly appreciate it when some young analyst claimed the data didn’t support their decision. Sound...

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Jumping on the “Employee Engagement” Bandwagon: Part 2

Today’s employees want to know and feel that their work matters…regardless of what generation they fall into.

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What follows after Ulrich’s Business Partner Model?

Enter the HR Entrepreneur The Business Partner model has been around for about 10 years now. It has improved both transactional and transformational HR delivery, but this has not led to improving organisational performance to the satisfaction of many CEOs. This leaves HR with a problem. Are you assuming what is needed? Having attended Dave Ulrich’s Michigan course, I know that the Business Partner model is often not implemented...

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