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Reviewing This Week on Make HR Happen – Thinking About Our Prejudices

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The topics related to waging war on discrimination, stereotypes, bias, and prejudice seem to be popular among my readers. I have often said that I write mostly for myself, but there is a certain feeling of gratification when the numbers show that people are actually reading the articles that I write. This week it seems that there was a double dose of satisfaction because I talked about things that are of particular interest to me… Read More »Reviewing This Week on Make HR Happen – Thinking About Our Prejudices

Reinforcing Generational Stereotypes

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If there is any hot button that raises my fur it is when people make assumptions about me or others by assigning them to a particular generational bucket. Not being a fan of oversimplified infographics, I was particularly annoyed at one that I saw last week showing how to provide incentives to each of four different generation types. Oh, it was factual in its origin, statistically drawn from survey data, and gave pretty good ideas… Read More »Reinforcing Generational Stereotypes

Recruiting Fables – Using Sorcerer Magic

Once upon a time there was an old Sorcerer who had become known throughout the land as the perfect source (pun most definitely intended… as you have probably already guessed) of all things magical. He had a marvelous instrument that could contact people anywhere in the world by simply putting the device up to his ear and punching in powerful incantations on a keypad. He could weave powerful spells that made him the focal point… Read More »Recruiting Fables – Using Sorcerer Magic

Off the Grid: Not Necessarily HR – Normal Parenting

As someone who has tried to unravel the complexity of interpersonal relations in human resources, I wouldn’t touch the conflict over progressive parenting with a ten foot pole. There probably should be a reservoir of full of ten foot poles created to be forcibly distributed to every self-professed expert that cashes in on opinions about how we are doing it all wrong and have been forever. People are different. Any theory on parenting will be… Read More »Off the Grid: Not Necessarily HR – Normal Parenting

Off the Grid: Not Necessarily HR – Kids Do Matter

There was a time in my career that I was very self conscious about my age… actually two times. Just starting out was tough because with no experience it seemed that I had more energy to burn than should have been allowed. Later on I never mentioned family in private business relationships because it seemed to be more professional to project an image of only one driving force: my work. Having kids made me seem… Read More »Off the Grid: Not Necessarily HR – Kids Do Matter


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