Employment

The Holistic Human Resources Influence on Business

In case there is an HR professional out there that has a delusion that you run things, here is your bubble bursting awakening. You don’t drive the train or blow the whistle, but if the business derails you can be sure that you will share in the blame. Unless the business of your company IS human resources, the expertise necessary to plan and execute operations to make money comes from other corporate minds. Having stated… Read More »The Holistic Human Resources Influence on Business

About Unemployment Figures and Liars

I had always heard that it was Mark Twain who originated the phrase “Figures don’t lie, but liars do figure.” It sounds so Twainesque that it makes total sense to attribute that clever saying to him. Garson O’Toole writes a scholarly blog Quote Investigator in which he traces the origins of this and other commonplace phrases. He seriously questions whether or not that it was Samuel Clemens, aka Mark Twain who first used the phrase.… Read More »About Unemployment Figures and Liars

Reviewing This Week on Make HR Happen – December 9 thru December 15, 2012

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  In case you missed this week’s articles, here is a summary: Dec 9 - Blog Soup – From the Archives of Make HR Happen  – This is a re-posting of five previous articles from Make HR Happen. – more –           Dec 10 – Artificial Motivation – It is the season to seek justification for our actions even when it is purely emotional rather than logical. We were urged by major box stores… Read More »Reviewing This Week on Make HR Happen – December 9 thru December 15, 2012

The Art of War for Job Search (Part 3)

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This is the final part of a three part series. The Art of War for Job Search (Part 1) and The Art of War for Job Search (Part 2) precede this and have discussed the first nine of the thirteen chapters written by Sun Tzu on winning battles. Here is the remainder of his points: Configurations of Terrain – Always be aware of the battlefield. Common ground between the job seeker and an employer should… Read More »The Art of War for Job Search (Part 3)

Labor Day is a Holiday That Means Nothing … or Everything

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I never knew my grandfather. I wish I could have learned about courage from him as he died while trying to save another man’s life. As a proxy my father was not too shabby in passing on that message. As a boy suddenly thrust into the unimaginable situation where he and three siblings were left to be raised by a widowed mother, they clung together as a family and worked ceaselessly to endure the hard… Read More »Labor Day is a Holiday That Means Nothing … or Everything