Mar 19th, 2018 Human Resources

On Friday of last week (10/20), I was a guest on Michael Cameron’s daily radio program “Win-Win@Work” and had the opportunity to speak about my favorite topic– building and leading a world-class recruiting team. It’s a wonderful thing when you find yourself leading […]

Feb 7th, 2017 Human Resources

I can count many blessings. Among those is the fact that not only do I have a great boss, I have two fantastic managers reporting to me. When you have strong people supporting your efforts, you can sometimes take for […]

Oct 16th, 2015 Human Resources

“Killing a Housefly with a Hand Grenade” is the fifth in a 10-part series outlining the concepts included in “The Physics of HR; Mastering the Laws of Motion,” the Whitaker joint set to publish in mid-2016. As discussed in the […]

Jun 16th, 2015 Human Resources

Besides the distinction of being a kick-ass jam, the Rolling Stones classic tune “Sympathy for the Devil” offers an interesting discussion on the duplicity of human nature. We’re a funny bunch of monkeys, my fellow HR professionals… as “good” as […]

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    Next week (June 10-12, Denver) I am honored to deliver a keynote at the HCI event for “Strategic Talent Acquisition.” The title for my presentation? “The Candidate Cocktail, How Sweet It Is.” I’ve got a theory, and it’s a pretty […]

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    Oct 18th, 2016 Current Events

    Scattershooting while wondering whatever happened to Chris Rock… Here, on the most awkward of “celebrated” office days, it seems appropriate to share my own reflections about becoming a “boss.” Being put in a people-manager position, like a lot of things, […]

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