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Defining some important business terms Strategic HR Pros need to know in order to develop an effective HR Strategic Plan that aligns with the Business Strategic Plan


I compare the new tires of my Jeep Wrangler to having a great HR foundation in an organization.

Direct download: 69_Jeeps_Tires_and_an_HR_Foundation.mp3
Category:Human Resources -- posted at: 7:00pm MDT

This week, I identify and talk about what, exactly, a strategic plan is.

Direct download: 68_What_is_a_Strategic_Plan1.mp3
Category:Human Resources -- posted at: 7:00pm MDT

This week I start discussing the importance of having a strategic plan for your HR function.


Here are some effective and proven tools for dealing with sexual harassment in the workplace. You don't need to get fancy, just focus on the basic blocking and tackling!


The system is broken but can be fixed without dumping the performance appraisal

Direct download: 65_64_The_Problem_with_Performance_Appraisals.mp3
Category:Human Resources -- posted at: 7:00pm MDT

Real life stories can help in communicating how elements in an organization's benefits work.


A recent HR gathering helped me "discover" my story of how I ended up in HR.

Direct download: 63_My_HR_Journey.mp3
Category:Human Resources -- posted at: 7:00pm MDT

The importance of building a solid HR foundation when moving to a new company or department.

Direct download: 62_Building_an_HR_Foundation.mp3
Category:Human Resources -- posted at: 7:00pm MDT

My opinion that the NFL players taking a knee during the National Anthem and flag unfurling is a workplace issue, not a free speech issue.

Direct download: 61_Taking_a_Knee_is_a_Workplace_Issue1.mp3
Category:Human Resources -- posted at: 7:00pm MDT

Some tips on how to handle and deal with potentially heated political discussions in the workplace.

Direct download: 60_Dealing_with_Politics_in_the_Workplace.mp3
Category:Human Resources -- posted at: 8:00pm MDT

Discussion about the definition of metrics and some common mistakes to avoid when using them.


Part two of my discussion about linking human capital measurements to ROI and a short book review during the Tailgate Talk segment

Direct download: 58_Linking_Human_Capital_Measurements_to_ROI_-_Part_Two.mp3
Category:Human Resources -- posted at: 8:00pm MDT

Part 1 in my discussion on how to link human capital measurements to an organization's return on investment.

Direct download: 57_Linking_Human_Capital_Measurements_to_ROI_-_Part_1.mp3
Category:Human Resources -- posted at: 8:00pm MDT

A brief discussion of how Amazon is leading innovation and the creative destruction in the retail industry

Direct download: 56_The_Creative_Destruction_of_the_Retail_Industry.mp3
Category:Human Resources -- posted at: 8:00pm MDT

Introducing an innovative and creative new performance appraisal approach for today's modern workplace.


I introduce several predictive HR analytics for you to start using in your organization.

Direct download: 54_Some_Predictive_HR_Analytics_to_Start_Using.mp3
Category:Human Resources -- posted at: 8:00pm MDT

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