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That one BIG thing

As 2014 winds down, I find myself looking back on what has been an eventful year. My role as HR Director found me entering into negotiations with labor unions for the first time. All five unions reached agreements (some more … Continue reading

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Confidence in Competence

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Much of the talk at this year’s SHRM Volunteer Leader Summit centered around the newly launched HR certification. My count at the number of mentions of it stopped after I decided if each mention demanded a drink, I would have … Continue reading

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Reporting back

I am fortunate to be able to attend more than my fair share of HR conferences. With more great conferences coming up, I find myself thinking about some conversations with attendees at the last couple of conferences I’ve attended. As … Continue reading

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Life Less Ordinary

I start this post as I hurdle along at 501 mph in seat 30C over the skies of Ohio on my way to the 2014 SHRM Annual Conference in Orlando.  It occurs to me that I am very fortunate in … Continue reading

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Leisure and Learning

It makes me happy to think about journeying to Orlando in less than two weeks to attend my second SHRM Annual Conference.  Having experienced my first last year, I now know that the event is much bigger than the sessions … Continue reading

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The Dilution of HR Certification

The continuing saga of dueling HR certifications continues into its second week and the statements continue to come from both sides of the divide. Within the past two days, there have been statements from the SHRM Board Chair (via the … Continue reading

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2 ways to define “competency”

com·pe·tence ˈkämpətəns/ noun noun: competency the ability to do something successfully or efficiently. The recent announcement by SHRM that they are launching their own “competency based” certification has many in the HR world feeling uncomfortable. While discomfort comes to some with … Continue reading

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4 ways to tell if your HR department is like Congress

You’ve likely heard the classic line: ‘If the opposite of pro is con, then the opposite of progress must be Congress…” Unfortunately, given the state that we find ourselves in right now, that is quite true.  Since the new Congress … Continue reading

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A conference shouldn’t end at the convention hall door

This post originally appeared on the blog of the Illinois State Council – SHRM as I prepare to be part of the event August 18-20, 2013 in suburban Chicago!  To learn more, click here ——————————————————————————————– “I’m Brad and I’m a … Continue reading

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Day 3 Observations – #SHRM13

Day 3 of the 2013 SHRM Annual Conference started with another group of 7:00 sessions. I must admit, none of the sessions struck me enough to fight the shuttle bus lines at 6:15 or 6:30 to get there by the … Continue reading

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