Category Archives: HR Practices

Everyday or Extraordinary?

Is it possible that the things we experience as everyday occurrences are actually extraordinary? Summer evenings in my home had many of the same things that anyone would experience. Kids chasing fireflies, the music of ice cream trucks, and lots … Continue reading

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Over the last few weeks, I have been in several discussions about changes and the dissection of things that may or may not work. Each of these chats has included at one point or another a qualifier that we are … Continue reading

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Difficult to fill?

There is more talk at this year’s SHRM Annual Conference about recruiting difficulties than there has been during my previous visits to this conference. We 1st heard about this from the perspective of Mike Rowe. He pointed out that we … Continue reading

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What I am looking forward to at #SHRM16

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As another SHRM Annual conference looms in my immediate future, I find myself looking forward to several things during this time in Washington DC.  On the keynote side of the house, Amy Cuddy (author of Presence) is the one I … Continue reading

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Confessions of a serial SHRM speaker

  Many people know Karl Ahlrichs after seeing him speak at local, state, and national SHRM events. For all but 2 of the last 20 years, Karl has been a fixture at SHRM Annual Conferences and returns to Washington DC … Continue reading

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It’s all a system

The dilemma that faces me from my own question… What class (in high school, college, or grad school) influences you now in a way that you did not anticipate at the time you originally took the class? There have been … Continue reading

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My own Week 2 reflection – the Biology of HR

This week’s question for reflection was: When you were a child, what did you want to do and did it have any impact on what you ultimately became? Starting early on, like many boys I had the fascination with being … Continue reading

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Reflection – My 1st professional mentor

The answer to my first question in my reflection series which was: Who is someone who greatly influenced you in your early career? As I think back to my first “real job” after college, it takes me back to Cincinnati … Continue reading

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A new series with new questions

Over the next few months on RollerCoasterHR, I am going to write a series based on questions that others may want to explore as well. For me, they will serve to help me further define my personal brand and magnify … Continue reading

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A why is needed to THRIVE

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The theme of the 2015 SHRM Annual Conference is THRIVE. If you’re here and didn’t notice the ten foot tall letters on the stage, then please exit stage left and re-enter the room! Hank Jackson, the CEO of SHRM, echoed … Continue reading

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