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Talent Management Tactics Without Strategy = Talent Loss

All too often human resources professionals are overworked and fail to get the traction they desire.  Always pushing higher to get boardroom access and develop that true partnership with the C-suite, but in too many cases falling short.  Activity is not enough.  We must, as human resource professionals, engage in the right activity, at the right time, in the right way, for the right purpose.  That means more activity is in most cases not better.  Less is more.  Why?  Because it creates an opportunity for human resource professionals to be more strategic and focus on real results.  And the t

Breaking Up is Hard to Do – 10 Reasons to Rethink Turnover

The war for talent has been heating up for some time now. The unemployment rate is about 4.1% and wage growth, which has been anemic for years, has started strengthening in the last four to five years. When you add all of that together it equals…Turnover. Or at least the perception that turnover is coming. It also means employers are struggling to find good talent.

#WeToo Need More Than Compliance

Over 50 years ago, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 outlawed discrimination based on race, color, sex, religion or national origin. Nearly 20 years after that, The United States Supreme Court formally recognized sexual harassment as a form of discrimination under Title VII. As time went on, the law changed and adapted to protect against even more types of discrimination. This was seen as progress; a strong and moral direction for the country and for all organizations. With all of the many activities centered on compliance, employers and employees should expect less discriminatory behavior.

HR Reflections and 2018 Trends

As the year comes to a close, it is important to reflect on the year, set intentions for 2018, and see what the New Year has in store for us in the world of human resources. This year, we have seen HR issues dominate the spotlight in the media –sexual harassment, gender pay inequalities, discrimination and more.

Creating a Culture of Accountability: 5 Best Practices

When I was a teenager, I wanted to start smok­ing, so I approached my father and asked him what he thought. His response was very interesting. He said, “You don’t want to know what I think.” I responded, “Yes I do.” As my father insisted that I didn’t really care what he thought, I attempted to convince him that I did and asked him why he felt that way. His an­swer was the perfect response.

How Do You Deal With Bigotry From a Boss?

In an article with Dow Jones' Moneyish, COO Brad Federman discusses ways to handle a racist boss, especially when HR isn't a viable option.


Firestorm Over Google Memo Putting ‘Diversity of Thought’ in Spotlight

In this blog post by HRHero, COO Brad Federman discusses his opinion's on Google's recent leaked internal diversity memo, which ignited controversy that led to the employee’s firing and much discussion about the effectiveness of corporate diversity efforts.

Clear Leadership Vision - Interview with Brad Federman

Shelley Baur, Author, Speaker & Workshop Facilitator of Integrity-Based Communications, interviewed FHSG COO Brad Federman:

"I would give all the wealth of the world, and all the deeds of all the heroes, for one true vision."

That was the response Brad Federman gave me when I asked for his favorite leadership vision quote, attributed to Henry David Thoreau.