Leadership Toxicity

Posted on Posted in DefiantWork

March 2008, Candidate Obama had to give a major speech on race relations.  Not because of something he did or said, but because his Pastor made a statement that the media played incessantly for days. As President, he was met with criticism for speaking up in instances relating to injustice.  Said by many that he […]

Office Poli-TRICKS

Posted on Posted in DefiantWork

Office Poli-TRICKS There is an old saying: “It’s not what you know; it’s who you know.” And with that, what exactly is office politics? Well, according to a report by Ferris, Russ, and Fandt, titled, “Perceptions of Organizational Politics” they say “Organizations are social entities that involve a struggle for resources, personal conflicts, and a […]

957th

Posted on Posted in DefiantWork

Would you date someone who was ranked #957? Would you bet on a horse that was ranked #957? Would you hire the 957th candidate? No, no, no, because we all want a sure thing. You may root for the underdog occasionally but do you ever chose the underdog? I know for a fact when it […]

Dave Ryan Reviews ADP, The Behemoth

Posted on Posted in OriginalPIC

This is the second review/overview of some of the major Payroll/HR software providers in the marketplace.  Today I want to talk about ADP (Automatic Data Processing). They are the behemoth out there. The Company is publicly traded and is often quoted when talking about job data on a national level.  Based upon my own research, […]

The Bright Side of HR

Posted on Posted in OriginalPIC

I’ve been in HR for twelve years. To say it’s a love/hate job is an understatement. Some days are rewarding, other days not quite. I’ve thought about leaving HR but stop when I remember the good stuff: the variety, the phenomenal HR people I’ve met in the last twelve years and the positive impact. Let’s […]

Can You Handle a Long Career in HR?

Posted on Posted in OriginalPIC

I came to an HR career after about 12 years in Engineering and Operations. I had been on the periphery, trying to learn how to make operations better through better people-related decisions. As anyone who has spent a significant time in HR will tell you, there comes a time where nothing about people will surprise […]