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High Tech or High Touch? #TChat Recap

Epic Times in HR Innovation

For geeks in the TalentCulture community, this was a red-letter week. We saw an impressive spectrum of innovative technology solutions roll through the HRO Today Forum in Philadelphia.

As planned, TalentCulture founders, Meghan Biro … Read more

Informed Managers Drive Employee Success

Engagement + Performance = Employee Success.

And the best way to maximize employee engagement and performance is by empowering managers to lead their teams with intelligence.

To create success, managers require smart, appropriate tools. In a recent report — Empowering Read more

HR Tech as High Art and Deep Science

(Editor’s Note: For full insights from this week’s events see High Tech or High Touch? #TChat Recap.)

If you’ve seen this week’s #TChat Preview, you know that I’m packing my Team TalentCulture bags and heading for Philadelphia … Read more

Live From the Edge of HR Innovation #TChat Preview

(Editor’s Note: For full insights from this week’s events see High Tech or High Touch? #TChat Recap.)

On The Road Again

It’s a huge week ahead in Philadelphia at the HRO Today Forum — not just for #TChat-ters,Read more

HR What Are You Waiting For? #TChat Recap

HR is the only department that asks for funding and C-level approval. Why?

Launch your powerful “world of work” initiatives and help the business grow.

Ask for forgiveness later!

Cy Wakeman passionately and matter-of-factly shared this sentiment about reality-based leadership … Read more

Building a World-Class Workforce #TChat Preview + Video

(Editorial Note: Want to read the RECAP of this week’s #TChat events? See “HR: What Are You Waiting For?)

Change. We all feel it. It’s become a relentless business reality — and the pace just continues to accelerate.

Now, … Read more

Age at Work: Moving Beyond Birthdays

“How old are you?”

What do you feel, think, and say when you hear that question in the workplace? Do you suddenly get tense, wondering how others will perceive your answer? You’re not alone.

No matter when you were born … Read more

BONUS: #TChat Live with Recruiting Trends

(Editorial Note: Want to read the RECAP of this week’s events? See The Best-of-All-Ages Workplace #TChat Recap)

A quick reminder for all of our colleagues in the TalentCulture community:

In the world of work, the lights are … Read more

Clouding: Can it Cross the Job Chasm? #TChat Recap

“See the lonely man on the corner.
What he’s waiting for, I don’t know.
But he waits everyday now.
He’s just waiting for something to show.”
–Genesis

Contract Work Wears Many Faces

They wait on street corners and in parking … Read more

Cloud Talent: Gaining Ground? #TChat Preview

(Editorial Note: Want to read the RECAP of this week’s events? See “Clouding: Can it Cross the Job Chasm? #TChat Recap”)

Over the past decade, the concept of Software as a Service (SaaS) has transformed the way we … Read more

The Business of Talent: Magic? #TChat Recap

A Really Big Show…

Sleight of hand. Misdirection. Levitation. The Grand Illusion. Sounds like a great Vegas act. But is this any way to describe “people” practices in today’s world of work?

Truthfully, we’ve all seen it and felt it. … Read more

Learning, Leadership and Talent: #TChat Preview

EDITOR’S NOTE: Want to read the RECAP of this week’s events? See The Business of Talent & That Old Black Magic: #TChat Recap

Yesterday, while gathering research and pondering my thoughts on trends for my latest Forbes.com post, “The New Read more

Narrowing the Unemployment Gaps: #TChat Preview

EDITOR’S NOTE: Want to read the RECAP of this week’s events? Read “#TChat Recap: Is it Time to Hire Yourself?”

There’s just too many of them: 4.8 million who are known as “the long-term unemployed” according to the Bureau of … Read more

SocialHRCamp: Warming Up & Packing Light

I’ll Bring the Marshmallows!

Seriously, there’s a not-to-be-missed professional event happening right here in my hometown next week. It’s the Boston leg in a series of “un-conferences” for HR professionals. That means it’s not your typical, static “lecture” conference. Instead, … Read more

HR on the High Road in DC: #TChat Recap

Washington, DC. Our nation’s capitol. What better place to discuss the intersection of business leadership, HR and public policy? It’s the venue for this week’s Society of Human Resource Management Leadership conference (#SHRMLead). And it was the backdrop for … Read more

Employee Engagement – Beyond the Beer Bash: #TChat Recap

Is it just me, or is the term “employee engagement” rapidly becoming a buzzword – popular as workplace window dressing, and perhaps sexy to say, but lacking in substance? If so, I think it would be a mistake to let … Read more

HR Rock Stars & Business Speed: #TChat Preview

Few companies understand the value of going slow to go fast, especially in today’s inter-connected, always-on workplace. So we’re told to pick up the pace, not slow things down, to move at the speed of business. HR is often … Read more

Onboarding: It Feels So Good to Make the Bad Better: #TChat Recap

If it wasn’t for those pesky, messy, meddling humans, the world of work would actually work flawlessly. We’d work together happily and collaboratively, without deceit, harassment or discrimination. We’d all be accountable and personally responsible and have each other’s backs, … Read more

Painful Formalities of Informal Onboarding: #TChat Preview

We’re big fans of social media and all things social here at TalentCulture World of Work. We’re also fairly informal as a social community, most comfortable with relaxed interchanges and a bit put off by super-formal processes at times.… Read more

Cultures of Trust = Productivity, Retention and Business Growth: #TChat Recap

If you ride in on your white unicorn shooting trust arrows and sprinkling culture glitter, are you the magical Chief Culture Officer?

Probably not — someone will call security or dial 911, and you’ll be hauled away quicker than … Read more

HR Is Not the Quiet Kid in the Boardroom…Anymore: #TChat Recap

It had been but a few days since I had joined Twitter. My time on the stream was spent searching terms like HR, workplace and innovation, and following those who shared content in these areas. I had been watching and … Read more

HR Leadership Can Make All the Difference: #TChat Recap

We wish that the world defined us only by our successes, but the reality is we define ourselves continually by our failures. We build monuments to greatness like statues and skyscrapers and sweeping internal processes, while the foundations of each … Read more

Becoming (Social) HR Leaders: #TChat Preview

HR means a lot of different things to a lot of different people. To me it’s been my career. I’m not sure how else to write this in the moment. I have a lot of respect for HR practitioners that … Read more

It's Maslow's World. We Just Live In It: #TChat Recap

The other day, my friend couldn’t find her Droid. So we looked and looked until we found it. …in the back pocket of the pants she’d been wearing the whole time. And then there was last weekend, when I searched … Read more