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We are starting our #HRevolution early this year
We are starting our #HRevolution early this year 150 150 Jason Lauritsen

HRevolution 2011 is about a month away.  For those of you who have been keeping tabs on me for longer than a year now, you know that I attended the last HRevolution and was blown away by the experience.  When the announcement for this year’s event landed in my Twitter stream, I didn’t even have…

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What Does Great HR Look Like? It Depends.
What Does Great HR Look Like? It Depends. 150 150 Jason Lauritsen

During the course of a panel interview for my current job, I was asked a question about dress code by one of the interviewers.  The question sounded something like this, “Many departments throughout the organization enforce different dress codes.  Do you feel that dress code should be uniform throughout the organization and how would you…

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performance appraisals must die
Performance Appraisals Must Die
Performance Appraisals Must Die 1080 846 Jason Lauritsen

As every other HR department has done before and will likely do again, my team is working on answering the question, “What should we do about our performance appraisals?” So, I’ve been thinking a lot about the topic lately. As a result, I’ve had my radar up for information and solutions about performance management. It…

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Simple but Hard
Simple but Hard 150 150 Jason Lauritsen

I had the privilege last night of having dinner with one of my mentors.  I always leave these conversations with new perspectives and a lot to think about.  Last night’s conversation was not different. We spend a lot of time in HR yearning for credibility and relevance within our organization.  Often, that leads us to over reach…

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Loyalty or Engagement?
Loyalty or Engagement? 150 150 Jason Lauritsen

When we think about what an ideal employee population would look like within an organization, the words loyal and engaged would probably be amongst the adjectives you’d chose to describe them.  But, what if you had to chose just one of the two?  Which is most important? I suspect that if you surveyed many business…

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Barriers to Innovation (Guest Post)
Barriers to Innovation (Guest Post) 150 150 Jason Lauritsen

Today’s post is a guest post written by Kevin Eikenberry.  I’m posting it for a couple of reasons.  First, I like the topic of innovation and I enjoyed Kevin’s take on it.  Second, Kevin is launching a new book today titled From Bud to Boss and I’m posting this as part of their launch “buzz”…

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Twitter and HR Leadership
Twitter and HR Leadership 150 150 Jason Lauritsen

Last Friday, I helped to facilitate a social media “boot camp” for HR leaders in our area.  When we hosted the HR Reinvention Experiment last fall, one topic that seemed to be of paramount interest to that crowd was social media.  It seemed that most HR leaders are getting the message that they should know…

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Rules of Thumb
Rules of Thumb 150 150 Jason Lauritsen

As my thirteen-year-old son prepared for his basketball game this past weekend, I asked if he was ready to play.  He said, “I’m going to take my anger out on the game.”  You see, he has become a die hard Duke basketball fan like I am and our beloved Blue Devils had just been taken…

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The Challenge of Proving ROI in HR
The Challenge of Proving ROI in HR 150 150 Jason Lauritsen

A few weeks ago, my friend William Tincup contacted me to ask if I would be a part of a series on the DriveThruHR show called “Convenient Conversations.”  Essentially, they are inviting HR pros to come on for a 30 minute discussion about a topic that is on our mind relative to the work of trench…

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New Year, New Look
New Year, New Look 150 150 Jason Lauritsen

I’ve given my blog a face lift.  Nothing major, just needed to make some tweaks so that it felt more like me. I’ve also dropped “Practicing HR” from the title.  That title seemed like a great idea when I originally created the blog, but it never quite fit.  Why the changes?  That bears a little…

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