#Prosky: How to Encourage Employee Development

As a huge proponent of employee development and education, you wouldn't think I would have a difficult time writing about it. But, if you look, there are lots of posts and ideas around employee development out there, so how could I get this post to stand out? What was a different way to think about …

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It’s Hard to Speak Up

In light of the #metoo movement, one thing I continue to see is people admonishing victims for not speaking up sooner. It's the ultimate defense: if it was so bad, why didn't you speak up sooner? The thought is that we are all just that comfortable with speaking up against someone higher up or even …

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Prosky: Stop Digging Through Haystacks

As a follow up to my first post on Prosky, I dug a little deeper into how we recruit for positions. I think we need to stop trying to get that HUGE number of candidates so we can weed through 5000 applications hoping to find that right person. When we started advertising for an accountant …

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Banning Salary History

As the president of a local SHRM chapter in South Dakota, I have the privilege (?) of receiving legislative updates from our lobbyist. Which is actually rather nice and interesting. Typically, my knowledge of what's going on legislatively in the state has been limited to what others share on Facebook and Twitter (and there's not …

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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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#HRSocialHour We are Thankful!

What a fantastic conversation we had to close out the long Thanksgiving Holiday weekend (at least for those of us in the US). I really enjoyed spending a little extra time with my #HRSocialHour / #HRTribe on Twitter. Jon & I have a few things brewing for 2018, so we are so thankful for everyone …

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