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Back to Basics

Back to Basics

Mar 21, 2011

It seems to me that there has been a renewed focus on core HR.  Now I need to tell the truth, I really thought core HR was dead.  I mean, it will always be around, but with the whole industry moving on to cooler things like analytics and talent management, who cares about core HR anyway?  Seriously, core HR is core HR, how many ways can you present an...

Talent Particles in Action

Talent Particles in Action

Sep 29, 2010

Until tonight, I’ve never seen a lightning storm from above the clouds.  I’m not sure what percentage of lightning strikes actually are visible below the clouds, but this storm over Texas that I’m watching has a few lightning bolts per second all localized in a small area over the course of the last 5 minutes that we’ve been flying by it. ...

Salary and Benefits are NOT Engagement Tools

So you’re thinking about getting married.  You go out and buy a ring with a diamond in it, you figure out a romantic place to ask, and then you get down on one knee and POP the question.  Somehow, she says “yes.”  They key is that there are probably a large number of reasons she is willing to get married to you, but one of them is not the fact that you...

Market Salary Rates

The HR Capitalist had a post the other day about pricing candidate salaries.  But as usual, I have my own opinions. Say it with me – the market rate for any candidate is the $$ amount they will accept.  They’ve got info about what they are worth, you’ve got info about what they are worth.  When it all comes down to it, ranges give guidance,...

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