In athletic recruitment there are these things called “Prospect” camps.
Depending on who you talk to, these are either just supplemental income for the coaching staff, or serious recruitment functions needed to get prospective student athletes on campus.
Whatever they are, they’re a little bit of genius! Read more…
By Dave Ulrich and Wayne Brockbank
SHRM’s recent certification announcement raises a relatively simple question but a more complex answer: What is the role of certification (vs. competence) in the development of a field?
Many, if not most, professions have some type of certification protocol. Attorneys pass a bar exam; psychologists are licensed after passing a standardized exam; “certified” public accountants (CPAs) pass a knowledge exam, etc. In all these cases, these licensing exams determine the extent to which an individual knows the basic knowledge in the profession.
Certification focuses on knowing the basics and the knowledge and earning the legitimacy to practice. However, certification does not mean competence. Read more…
I have encountered numerous HR professionals recently musing about the difficulty of doing their profession in an organization that could care less.
They read, they discuss where HR is headed, but in their current space, it is light years away from where it should be.
They want more, they dream of more, but they get no more.
After one blog post of mine, someone wrote to me about the frustration she faces. After years of toiling in the transactional nature of her job, it is at a point that she wants to pull her hair out. Read more…
The other day our local paper ran a story about David Danon, a former attorney with the Vanguard Group who’s embroiled in a huge lawsuit over his claim that Vanguard bilked the federal government out of $1 billion and the state of New York out of $20 million by operating an illegal tax shelter.
My husband (who still reads the local paper every day, God bless him), brought the story to my attention, because he knows I’m into that stuff.
Even so, I usually avoid writing much about “that stuff” on TLNT, because there are writers/attorneys here far better equipped to do so than I. But heck, this case compelled me to say a few words. Read more…
“She said that she remembered me from my last job. I remembered her but did not think she even knew who I was since she was very senior to me.”
As I listened to this conversation the other day, it just confirmed what I always tell everyone. It’s this: someone is always watching your work. By watching, they are creating a vision for you and the brand of you — how you work, what you deliver, your attitude, and the list go on.
Regardless of how you feel about your work, even if you know you are no longer going to be there, always do top-notch work. Read more…
As we continue to discuss diversity and inclusion concerns, it is important that companies that are serious about attracting, retaining and promoting diverse candidates understand how we think about our value in the workplace.
From a child, it was drilled into me that my skin color was not a roadblock, but an opportunity often seen as a threat. I was warned that I would have to work a gazillion times harder than any of my Caucasian counterparts to achieve success.
To round out my coaching on getting ahead, I was advised to keep my head on, study hard, keep things formal on the job, work hard and it would all pay off. Read more…
Yesterday I finished reading I am HR: 5 Strategic Ways to Break Stereotypes and Reclaim HR, by Laurie Ruettimann, and I’m still in a bit of shock at this statement:
“Human Resources failed America.”
But let’s back up a minute. Read more…
It’s been said that every person brings joy to others: some when they enter a room and some when they leave it.
The latter disagrees just to be disagreeable. But no matter how good-natured people are, if you bring any two human beings together, they’ll find something to disagree about eventually.
The strong personalities inherent in any business endeavor can result in people butting heads at all levels. Read more…
What’s in a name? When it comes to health plans sold on the individual market, these days it’s often less than people think.
The lines that distinguish HMOs, PPOs, EPOs and POS plans from one another have blurred, making it hard to know what you’re buying by name alone – assuming you’re one of the few people who know what an EPO is in the first place.
“Now, there’s a lot of gray out there,” says Sabrina Corlette, project director at Georgetown University’s Center on Health Insurance Reforms. Read more…