Saturday, June 30, 2007

HR Demands More

In this article by CollegeRecruiter, we learn that HR demands more from candidates: click here

From the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM), an interesting article about how other countries look to SHRM and the US Human Resources system for guidance: click here

And Office Politics gives some advice on getting rid of bad managers: click here

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Under New Management

What do you do to acclimate personnel after a merger? The New York Times has some thoughts on the issues: click here

Also from the New York Times, an article about training for the twists in life: click here

From PersonnelToday, seven in 10 human resource professionals ignore internet-based talent management tools preferring paper for HR initiatives: click here

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Proactive Wellness

In this Business Insurance article we learn from the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) that many companies are using proactive wellness programs: click here

In this Washington Post article we read about Senate Republicans blocking the Democratic labor bill: click here

And lastly, as a very interesting view on cross-industry labor/human resources sharing, baseball union chief Donald Fehr met with the heads of the NHL: click here

2 for Tuesday

Two for Tuesday from the Boston Globe...

First talk about leaving out the welcome back mat...and what your boss is really thinking when you quit: click here

Next, the Globe says to take time to grieve a painful situation, then set your sites on a life full of opportunity: click here

Monday, June 25, 2007

Blogging for a Career

We start you out with the Boston Globe which says the blogging offers a lift to your career ;): click here

Also from the Boston Globe, word about a Rhode Island man living his island dream: click here

Lastly, from the Washington Post, Stephen Barr's Federal Diary says that working at home is still a work in progress: click here

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Graduation to the Job Market

Sorry we missed you, but we'll catch up....

A past Boston Globe article says congratulations, you what: click here

Advice for 20-somethings in the Washington Post tells you the questions to ask after a successful interview: click here

According to this blog, one place you don't want to work because they're falling on tough times in the HR world, is Wal Mart: click here

The Boston Globe teaches you in this article how to find some personal space at work: click here

And finally, as the immigration debate rolls on, this report in the Washington Post says that immigration actually lifts wages: click here

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Keeping Good People

The Connecticut Post says that it's not about deciding between the people who come in to be hire that's the hard decision but how to keep the good people you already have: click here

From the New York Times, an interesting look at waitresses after a recent movie release and how they bite their tongues among harsh working conditions: click here

And lastly, from an alternative blog, an interesting take on the workplace dress code which is increasingly adapting to body art and piercings: click here

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Turning It Down For Astronology Tuesday

Our Two for Tuesday comes from the New York Times...

First the Career Couch talks about turning down the volume in the next cube...among other questions: click here

And an interesting study shows that Dads at work and Moms at home is still the norm: click herePublish Post

Monday, June 18, 2007


Immigration is sure to be quite a hot topic in the upcoming election and this Washington Post article says that employers, not family, drive the DC area immigration...which they say would be a preview of what the Senate immigration bill would look like: click here

Human Resources Executive Online talks about the importance of HR in fostering innovation: click here

Lastly, as reported by many new outlets, Moscow was deemed the world's most expensive cities, with US cities not coming close to topping the list: click here

Saturday, June 16, 2007

A little HR Humor

This is when you really have lost all your power as an HR Professional (Just in time for another Subway Series)...

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Blogs = Jobs ?

First the New York Times asks us on this Thursday if having a blog helps to create jobs: click here

Also from the New York Times is an article talking about how actors pay the bills: click here

Lastly, from Enterprise Open Source Magazine, an interesting article about what open source software has to offer human resources: click here

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Labor Laws

This article from Hindustan says that the US should relax their immigration laws to allow more people from India to enter the country for the purpose of ending the human resources crunch...a little biased, but interesting article: click here

The Olympian gives a resource for workers to be able to keep stress at bay: click here

Lastly, the Courier-Journal says that most employees don't react to warnings of violence...something HR should alert them to: click here

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Two for Tuesday

First from the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM), word that they're opening an office in China: click here

Next, from Power Home Biz, word that employee retention is becoming a global problem: click here

The Story of One Mother

Amy Joyce starts us off on this Monday with a story about one mother, preparing to take off: click here

Also from the Washington Post, an interesting article that says to snuff out friction with the boss: click here

Lastly, from the Ledger-Enquirer, HR for small businesses need to know the legality of hiring and firing: click here

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Heading to Vegas

Heading to Vegas so we're going to combine all the rest of the posts into this one...

The Olympian says to take a vacation, so that's where I'm getting my inspiration from: click here

From the New York Times we have an article about being plugged in at home but ultimately left out: click here

Also from the New York Times, the Career Couch, about being chronically late: click here

From the US Immigration Weblog, an interesting article about employers' stance on the proposed laws: click here

From the Washington Post, an article which tells you why women don't make as much as the guys: click here

Word of a Human Resources Management blog launched by faculty of Capella University...some competition for us: click here

From the Hackett Group, an article about outsourcing Human Resources: click here

Lastly, from PersonnelToday, 2/3 of Brits would lie on their resume to get the job they want according to a recent study: click here

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

New Competencies for HR

The Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) starts us off on this two for Tuesday with an article about new competencies for Human Resources: click here

Next is a blog which sites a study saying that accountants are the moral beacon of the workplace: click here

Monday, June 04, 2007

Green Path

We're baaaacck

First, from Amy Joyce, a law partner who pulls his firm down the green path: click here

Also from the Washington Post, an article about the democrats seeking to overturn the federal pay ruling: click here

Lastly, from the Boston Globe, a Q&A which says, among other things, that you should make sure a company's hires and fires reflect diversity: click here

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