Prosky: Communicating Values

I am really enjoying writing for Prosky! In May, I was challenged to write about communicating values. This is something that we have been working on in my office. We struggle, as South Dakotans, there is a certain amount of "we shouldn't have to talk about this" but things are changing, slowly. A strong, healthy …

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Prosky: Write Hard & Clear about What Hurts

Very few HR professionals "like" job descriptions, but every last one of us will not hesitate to tell you how necessary they are. However, I don't think we go back far enough when we write the job description or ad. We need to dig into why a position exists and determine if it still meets …

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Respect

We are definitely in a watershed moment here folks. Women, people are coming forward to say No More to harassment, sexual or otherwise. I have my own #MeToo moments but nothing like some of that we're hearing about. But that's how it starts, isn't it? It starts with someone getting away with, or not getting …

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Do the Right Thing

HR can be a thankless job. Unless you are in recruitment. The majority of my HR career was spent in recruitment: from baggage handlers & CSRs for the airlines to hospital CEOs and now skilled & unskilled trade workers, I've recruited pretty much all levels of employees. I loved making that offer call and most …

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The Kids Will Be Okay

For the last, well, for a long time, we've been having the "generations" conversation. Traditionalists vs. Boomers vs. Gen X vs. Millennials (formerly Gen Y) vs. whatever is coming next. 95% of the conversations seem to focus on the differences between the generations and why. These generations do have some things in common: bigger world …

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The Right Thing to Do

This is similar to my thoughts on a one-size-fits-all training but falls into how we in HR seem to think our main purpose is just to keep our bosses out of the courtroom. We spend our time writing policies, procedures, rules to follow the laws & policies meant to protect employees or employers. We use …

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