August 2014

29
Aug

Weekend Reading for HR Professionals: Labor Day Edition

Happy Labor Day (in America) and happy Friday to everyone else. Here are a few great items we thought you would enjoy reading. Uber’s most important innovation is the way it prices its services via MIT Technology Review. Also check out Uber’s pricing algorithm.  You should read Syria: The Other Threat. It’s not radical terrorism. It is polio, which shouldn’t even be a

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28
Aug

Can HR Leaders Be CEOs?

There aren’t many people like me. I am a former human resources leader who is now a CEO. You may wonder — Chris, how did you gain the skills needed to be a CEO? Don’t you just do team building and throw office parties? I throw great dinner parties. That is true. But I have 20+ years of applied, practical

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27
Aug

How Talent Data Fluent Are You?

In the ever-morphing world of big data, you will need to continually step up your analytics game. If talent creates a competitive advantage for your organization, it’s mission critical to know how to use talent data to inform decisions and impact business results. In a competitive, complex economy with ever-morphing technology and available data, you will need to continually step

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26
Aug

Things I Believe

As the founder of BlackbookHR, I want to share with you a list of things I believe. (I’m the guy in the gingham shirt.)

25
Aug

Who is Disrupting HR?

BlackbookHR created DisruptHR — an event series born to shakes things up, make you think differently and leave you inspired as a human resources professional — because we believe in the future of HR. We love HR so much, we hired a CEO who used to work in HR. So who are the movers and shakers in human resources? Who is disrupting HR? Here is

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22
Aug

Weekend Reading for Exhausted HR Professionals

It’s Friday and summer is coming to an end. Don’t give up on the dream, though. There is still time for the beach, cotton candy and plenty of fun. We hope you can spend some time, this weekend, reading fun and interesting content that will help you grow as a person — and distract you from anything stressful in your

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21
Aug

The Five Rules for HR — DisruptHR Denver

Colorado is a happy state and a wonderful place to live. Why is that? Some people say it’s the landscape and access to nature. Others say it’s because Colorado is not New York City. We think Colorado is pretty fantastic because it has a strong and vibrant sense of community and interconnectedness that drives meaningful relationships between its citizens. The mountains

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20
Aug

Making Sense of Communities: A Human Resources Imperative

All HR is local. Here at BlackbookHR, we are passionate about building more engaged and connected workforces and communities. We work relentlessly to help regional leaders — foundations, chambers of commerce, economic development organizations, local government — understand and address the issue of talent retention within communities. BlackbookHR offers solutions to help create vibrant and thriving communities. We want to help you improve

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19
Aug

3 Reasons You Can’t Afford to Ignore Employee Engagement

Are you equipped to thrive in the world of talent data? According to Gallup’s State of the Global Workplace report released in 2013, only 13% of employees across 142 countries worldwide are engaged. In the United States, this number “rises” to 30%, but the ratio of engaged to actively disengaged employees is roughly 2-to-1, meaning that the vast majority of

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18
Aug

This is How Your HR Lady Talks: DisruptHR

We announced the next round of DisruptHR events, last week. The upcoming events, in Denver and Cincinnati, are filling up quickly. Get your tickets ASAP. Rather than tell you more about DisruptHR, we want to show you what it’s all about. First up? The intrepid Robin Schooling who talks about HR policies, strategy and Napoleon’s penis. Next up is Mary Faulkner, a fearless human

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15
Aug

Weekend Reading for the HR Masses

Everybody wants you to spend the weekend reading the same old garbage. We want you to read something fun, provocative and ridiculous. Here are some options.