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Understanding why organizations must complete a Form I-9 and the financial consequences of failing to do so


The third episode in the Analytics and Metrics Series where I discuss the three different types of analytics. 

Direct download: 52_The_Three_Types_of_Analytics.mp3
Category:Human Resources -- posted at: 8:00pm MDT

I discuss Jac Fitz-Enz five steps of analytics and their importance in the second episode of the Metrics and Analytics Series.

Direct download: 51_The_Five_Steps_of_Analytics.mp3
Category:Human Resources -- posted at: 8:00pm MDT

The 50th episode! Introducing the new series titled HR Metrics and Analytics Series

Direct download: 50_Introducing_the_Metrics_and_Analytics_Series.mp3
Category:Human Resources -- posted at: 8:00pm MDT

I have some advice on what to do now that the DOL's overtime rule has been blocked through a preliminary injunction.

Direct download: 49_The_New_Overtime_Rule_Has_Been_Blocked._Now_What.mp3
Category:Human Resources -- posted at: 8:00pm MDT

A discussion on my being downsized this summer and how my job hunt is going. Also a change in the direction of HHHR.

Direct download: 48_Downsized...mp3
Category:career -- posted at: 9:00pm MDT

Taking a look at the recent economic difficulties in the nation's energy industry, particularly in Wyoming, the "Energy Capital" of the US. 

Direct download: 47_Trouble_in_the_Energy_Industry.mp3
Category:Human Resources -- posted at: 2:09pm MDT

The final week, Deadline Week, of the HHHR PA Cycle is discussed.  I also discuss the importance of joining the local SHRM organization in the Tailgate Talk segment.


Discussion of the week where managers deliver their PAs to their direct reports and finalize their Objectives. I also talk about how HR Pros in departments of one often have to wear several hats for the organization in the Tailgate Talk segment.

Direct download: 45_Week_Six_of_the_PA_Cycle_Delivery_Week.mp3
Category:Human Resources -- posted at: 6:00pm MDT

A discussion of what the Talent Review Meeting is and the mechanics of how it is done.  I also give my opinion on making the online application process easier in the Tailgate Talk segment.

Direct download: 44_Week_Five_of_the_PA_Cycle_Talent_Review_Meeting_Week.mp3
Category:Human Resources -- posted at: 6:00pm MDT

This week I discuss how to prepare for the Talent Review Meeting.  I also talk about joining Toastmasters in the Tailgate Talk segment.


A discussion about all that needs to be done during the Deadline Week of the PA cycle.


A very important week in the cycle where I explain the process of using the interconnected Objective Setting and PA forms


Continuing the series, I review the preparation time and week one of the PA and Objective Setting Cycle 

Direct download: 40_Pre_and_Week_One_of_the_PA_Cycle_Prep_and_Training_Week.mp3
Category:Human Resources -- posted at: 6:00pm MDT

Introducing the Hard Hat HR Performance Appraisal and Objective Setting Cycle seven week series

Direct download: The_HHHR_Performance_Appraisals_and_Objective_Setting_Cycle.mp3
Category:Human Resources -- posted at: 6:00pm MDT

I've retooled Hard Hat HR to focus on HR Departments of One and am excited to introduce it to you!

Direct download: Retooling_Hard_Hat_HR.mp3
Category:Human Resources -- posted at: 6:00pm MDT

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