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6 Ways to Help Employees Ease the Crush of Student Debt

Millennials are feeling the crush of student debt—but they aren’t the only ones. Generation Xers and Baby Boomers are also struggling to pay off their student loans or the loans they incurred to fund their children’s education.

As a result, … Read more

#TChat Preview: Why Recruiting Is A Legitimate Career Choice

The TalentCulture #TChat Show is back live on Wednesday, July 29, 2015, from 1-2 pm ET (10-11 am PT).

Last week we talked about how HR drives positive workforce impact with the right data insights, and this week we’re … Read more

#TChat Preview: How HR Drives Positive Workforce Impact With The Right Data Insights

The TalentCulture #TChat Show is back live on Wednesday, July 22, 2015, from 1-2 pm ET (10-11 am PT).

Last week we talked about how to build and market your employer brand, and this week we’re going to talk … Read more

Fishing For Top Talent

Reel In That Elusive Passive Candidate

Passive candidates are like the rare and prized golden trout that every fly-fishing enthusiast (read: recruiter) would forfeit their right arm to catch. But it is more likely for those with the choicest bait … Read more

Theories Of Motivation For Workplace Productivity

What motivates you? The allure of a big pay off? The drive to better yourself? Praise, attention, and awards from co-workers or employers?

If you’ve ever taken an introductory psychology class (or have a pet animal), then you know … Read more

How Best in Class Companies Are Winning The Talent Wars

Whether you already use video in your organization or not, now is the time to start exploring video for maximum success. The Best in Class companies use video throughout their recruitment process and have a sure lead in the battle … Read more

HR: You CAN Get There From Here

R.E.M sang the words and they are sometimes, jokingly, attributed to people from Maine – “you can’t get there from here.”

For those in HR, it’s not an uncommon thought – there are so many changes to workflows that seem … Read more

Live from #SHRM15: The Brilliant HR Profession of Today and Tomorrow

SHRMWe’re very excited to announced that the TalentCulture #TChat Show will be live from the 2015 SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition in Las Vegas, NV on Wednesday, July 1, 2015, from 1-2pm ET (10-11am PT). We’re going to talk about … Read more

Virtual Reality Is Coming To An HR Function Near You

Ever heard of Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One?

It’s a novel that takes place in the year 2045. Human civilization is in a dark period, so people seek refuge in a virtual reality world called the OASIS. Many spend … Read more

The Benefits Of Success Measured By The Effectual Stretch

It wasn’t exactly the romanticized version of backpacking through an exotic land, especially if you consider a cheap roller suitcase a backpack, which unfortunately I did. But that was me then in 1998, when my then girlfriend (now wife) had … Read more

5 Tested Phases to Create an Awesome Team

I often ask leaders which of the two delivers better results: great talent or a great team? Most of the time, they respond that a great team has a bigger impact on the results of an organization than individual star … Read more

When the Boss Touches Our Hearts and Not Our Butts

“You know, your butt looks so bad in the outfit you’re wearing, that I was surprised when I touched it, it felt good.”

Imagine hearing that on a date, or in the office, or on a date at your office … Read more

That Magical Mindful Presence of Candidate Service

“And with all your magic
I disappear from view…”

—Coldplay

She stopped in the middle of the hall and met my gaze. We shook hands. Other customers, partners and peers streamed around us on either side like a river around … Read more

Diversity and Inclusion Drive the Road to Remarkable

“Half the world is
Half the world was
Half the world thinks
While the other half does…”

–Neil Peart (writer and musician, “Half the World”)

The nightlight burned brighter. It didn’t make any sense at the time because it was … Read more

How To Cure A Sick Company Culture

Performance wanes. Employee engagement falls and morale sinks.

These are tell-tale signs that your culture is sick and needs attention. So how do you go about fixing it?

First, three housekeeping questions:

1. What is “culture”? Culture describes an organization’s … Read more

HR Isn’t The Needy, The Nerdy Or The Girlie

Cool spring morning. Grade-school recess. A group of boys and girls gather on a damp field. Captains are called out. The usual suspects. The strongest players. Each picks his own number two. The second-strongest players. The ones they’ve done battle … Read more

#TChat Recap: Authentic Storytelling & Talent Strategies Define Your Culture

Authentic Storytelling & Talent Strategies Define Your Culture

Authentic storytelling. Sounds like another buzzword, doesn’t it?

Or is storytelling the new tenet of talent focused business in 2015?

I believe stories build thriving communities and engage people to share. One … Read more

#TChat Recap: Maximizing Your Talent & Gifts

Maximizing Your Talent & Gifts

We all have talents. It’s true. It’s important to stay true to you first and the rest will fall into place.

Discovering those talents and where they fit have a profound impact on our personal … Read more

HR Technology’s Winning Formula: A Tool, Not A Crutch

It sometimes seems that those in the HR world often find themselves in a world of extremes when it comes to technology. Or we may think of extremes as the choice we must make. But the reality is somewhere in … Read more

Tips To Bring Wisdom To Employee Engagement

Employee Engagement is an individual’s investment of wisdom, skills, energies, creativity and time in the work assigned.

Each of my next five posts will explore one of those components: wisdom, skills, energies, creativity, and time. For easy study, each … Read more

Ignore Youth, Destroy The Economy?

I hate to sound all Michael Jackson, but children, they’re the future, man.

Yes, they are. The sad thing is that despite the roaring job market, we’re still not employing them at a rate that would be healthy to our … Read more

#TChat Recap: Mending Employee And Employer Relations

Mending Employee And Employer Relations

It’s been an exciting 4 years since we begun this amazing social learning adventure. We’re proud to continue to build our #TChat community into a great source for trending HR and thought leadership topics. This … Read more

What Talent Management, Engagement And Culture Share

Company success links directly to what talent management, employee engagement and organizational culture have in common. The causal link among the three elements is powerful. It’s much like a rowing crew’s connection among rowers, oars, and scull.

Previously defined, talent Read more

#TChat Recap: The Impact Of Talent Management Technology

The Impact Of Talent Management Technology

There’s never a topic we’re not passionate about on #TChat. This week, we discussed another buzz worthy topic about the impact of talent management technology on the World of Work. Yes, we know that … Read more

11 Ways To Lose Yourself In The Crowd

“The crowd” is a mass of people who all look the same. They are indistinguishable from one another. They are all conformists to a standard set of rules, whether they be in business or in life.

They are not individuals, … Read more