Human Resources

Circle fun makes all the difference with TalentCircles

The math and reading circles were my favorites. Each circle “group” had progressive, color-coded exercises to work through, some of which incited collaborative competition among me and my classmates. At the time this program was part of MGM (Mentally Gifted Minors), which then morphed into the GATE program (Gifted and Talented Education). Way back in… more Circle fun makes all the difference with TalentCircles

Domestic Violence Doesn’t Stay Home (Telling Amy’s Story Webinar)

*Ignite* “You’re dead.” He mouthed the words from across the room. In an instant I went after him, the man who had abused me, my mother and sister 12 years earlier. *Ka-boom* Thankfully friends and family (in law enforcement) ran interference and removed me quickly, but not before a brief and violently acidic verbal exchange.… more Domestic Violence Doesn’t Stay Home (Telling Amy’s Story Webinar)

The Collaborative Community Results for NPR and HRevolution

“So, I really liked Kevin’s definition of talent communities from last week’s #TChat Radio Show. Kevin, why don’t you share that?” Stammer. Stutter. I have no idea. Here we were yesterday in our packed HRevolution session on building and maintaining talent communities, me in one of three groups we had broken up in to, and… more The Collaborative Community Results for NPR and HRevolution

Get serious about addressing domestic violence in the workplace

I never wanted to be one of those people who gets interviewed and says, “Well, they were such a sweet family. They always looked so happy, but it’s just so sad what happened.” But I thought it yesterday when we found out someone we knew has been a victim of domestic violence for years and we… more Get serious about addressing domestic violence in the workplace

Help us explore the 3-D talent community model at HRevolution

I’ve been thinking a lot about online talent communities lately, writing about them, interviewing various HR and recruiting practitioners and vendors about them, dreaming about them (yes, really), and living and breathing inside an online one in particular — the TalentCulture #TChat Community. Most of talent community mainstream relates to recruiting new employees for a company,… more Help us explore the 3-D talent community model at HRevolution

How Careerify creates referral matches made in heaven

I’ve never used eHarmony, nor do I have any interest in using the matchmaking service. There’s nothing wrong with using an online dating site, it’s just that haven’t been exclusively single since 1997, the year eHarmony founder Dr. Neil Clark Warren conceived the idea that there was a better way to find love than leaving it… more How Careerify creates referral matches made in heaven

Globoforce: Faster than a continuous loop of recognition

I dreamt of progress charts on the walls and the teacher’s encouraging voice. Whether it be math, reading, writing, whatever — every morning I longed for school to arrive so as to watch myself be acknowledged publicly on my progress. And with the exception of those kids who only cared about being troublemakers on the… more Globoforce: Faster than a continuous loop of recognition

Playing pepper at THE double header: HRevolution & HR Technology

Pepper kept us fresh and frosty. It helped us stay alert while developing our quickness and hand-eye coordination. Plus, it was social; we usually chatted it up about everything and anything while we played. Imagine getting focused on freeing your mind. I’m talking about the batting and fielding exercise in baseball known as pepper, something I used… more Playing pepper at THE double header: HRevolution & HR Technology