I used to attend conferences and leave refreshed and energetic. There was fellowship, sharing of ideas and strategies, and optimism. I’d return to my workplace (and reality) with presentation slides, pamphlets and business cards ready to change the world, only to sit at my desk and think to myself, “That stuff will never work here.”…

Today’s post is about creativity, something many of us in Human Resources  could us a little more of.  Sadly much of my creativity has been overtaken by 941’s,  1099’s, WH381s and the like.  Today I am recycling something from the past. In 2012 my youngest son was a recent graduate from college and had not…

Some things just go together; Mulder & Scully, peanut butter & jelly, Hall & Oates… These mainstays seem to have always existed and we can’t imagine our lives without them. We don’t believe in that far away land from a time long ago in which Scully was a doctoral student who had no idea what an X-File was and…

In July, I wrote an article titled, “Three Powerful Words from a Leader: “It’s My Fault”, the article was about the importance of a leader owning mistakes. Continuing in the series, today I am going to write about three more powerful words from a leader: “I Trust You”. We aren’t flawless, and pretending to be so is far…

Pictured above (L to R Lori Goldsmith, Heather Kinzie and Dave Ryan late one night at #HRFL12) We have added several new authors here at PICHR recently and we are generating some kick-ass content. We also have some great regional diversity by having contributors from New York, to Florida, to Texas, Minnesota and onto Alaska…

Much like professional sports have scoreboards and player statistics to show league standings and ratings, corporate teams can use scorecards to measure performance and progress against business objectives. Using a performance scorecard allows you to monitor and measure key performance indicators and provides a visual health check of your accomplishments. These measurements are frequently found…

E-Verify is the internet based system that compares the information from an employee’s I-9 to information in the Homeland Security and Social Security Administration databases to confirm the employee is eligible to work legally in the United States. Many states require employers to use e-Verify to administer their I-9 compliance programs. There’s lots of debate…