Financial Wellbeing Keeps The Workplace Pumping

“Big money got a heavy hand Big money take control Big money got a mean streak Big money got no soul…” —Rush, Big Money Throughout commencement on that warm May morning over two decades ago I thought, I did it.Not the traditional seamless timeline of 4ish years, but I did it nonetheless. The first one in my… more Financial Wellbeing Keeps The Workplace Pumping

Recruiting Legitimacy With Perpetual Balance

“Apollo was astonished Dionysus thought me mad But they heard my story further And they wondered, and were sad Looking down from Olympus On a world of doubt and fear Its surface splintered Into sorry Hemispheres…” —Rush, Cygnus X-1, Book II: Hemispheres It’s like getting hit on via an online dating site, professionally speaking, of course.… more Recruiting Legitimacy With Perpetual Balance

Knock Three Times For Positive Workforce Impact

“Oh, my darling, knock three times On the ceiling if you want me Twice on the pipe If the answer is no…” —Tony Orlando & Dawn It started with an e-mail. The latest OnStar diagnostic report from our Saturn VUE chock full of data analysis on nearly every single facet of the car: engine and… more Knock Three Times For Positive Workforce Impact

The Employer Brand Verdict Is In

“You can twist perceptions Reality won’t budge You can raise objections I will be the judge And the jury…” —Rush, Show Don’t Tell   He held his right hand out toward prosecutor, defense attorney and the defendant first. “They are evidence.” Then he put his hand on his chest. “I represent the law.” And then… more The Employer Brand Verdict Is In

To The Guys (And Gals) That Work

Now that ain’t workin’ that’s the way you do it Lemme tell ya them guys ain’t dumb Maybe get a blister on your little finger Maybe get a blister on your thumb…” —Dire Straits, “Money for Nothing” For nearly 40 years we’ve been the guys that work. Childhood friends who in adulthood continue making an… more To The Guys (And Gals) That Work

When You Wink And Smile And Think Opportunity Cost Be Damned

Two middle-aged men walk into an elevator. The taller and heavier of the two points to the other’s t-shirt. It’s an Saturday Night Live t-shirt with a silkscreen silhouette of Will Ferrell in the “More Cowbell” sketch. “Very nice,” he says. “Classic.” The other guy, the one with a mostly white goatee beard wearing the… more When You Wink And Smile And Think Opportunity Cost Be Damned

The Effectual Stretch In Recruiting

“The end cannot justify the means, for the simple and obvious reason that the means employed determine the nature of the ends produced.” –Aldous Huxley Indeed. This quote was shared with me in a comment on my Who Cares As Long As We’re Still Hiring article. The commenter conveyed that it does matter what we call something,… more The Effectual Stretch In Recruiting

The Warming Heart Of People Pools

“And I don’t care, go on and tear me apart And I don’t care if you do ‘Cause in a sky, ‘cause in a sky full of stars I think I see you…” —Coldplay, “Sky Full of Stars” The statement’s context bummed me out. Not because my father-in-law and his wife didn’t know what I… more The Warming Heart Of People Pools

Who Cares As Long As We’re Still Hiring

“Ain’t that the way that it’s always been? Standing at the water’s edge waiting for the fog to clear Tackle or touch, you sink or you swim And hoping that he’s really got the power to save us from these sins Everybody sitting around waiting for the sun to come again They’re waiting for the… more Who Cares As Long As We’re Still Hiring

More Social And Less Stupid Are Music To My Ears

“You’re a big music fan, aren’t you?” We stood there talking among other parents who mingled while kids ran around celebrating our Little League T-ball season. “Yes, indeed,” I answered. “You heard about B.B. King?” “Yes, what a loss to the music industry. A living legend whose impact will live on and on. In fact,… more More Social And Less Stupid Are Music To My Ears

Success Measured By 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 bitten me with the travel bug. Prior to that my travel was limited to North… more Success Measured By Effectual Stretch