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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May 5th, 2015 Human Resources

You know what’s a difficult thing to do? Leaving a good job is a difficult thing to do. When you’re fortunate enough to work for an employer that treats you fairly, offers competitive compensation, and provides job security, that’s usually […]

Mar 30th, 2015 Human Resources

Guest post by our self-proclaimed “Compensation Geek” Meghann Bedell, hermetically sealed to guarantee freshness. “Equal means equal,” she said. “The truth of it is the older an actress gets, the less money she makes. It’s inexcusable that we talk about […]


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    External recruiters are a crutch. I need to be careful with this one, lest I misrepresent my point, but hear me out. What is “recruiting?” Visit different companies and you’ll find the definition (and philosophy) differs quite a bit. Having […]

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    Sep 14th, 2015 Current Events

    Well howdy folks, and welcome to Dallas ~ now get your Smartphones out and download the Uber app. On behalf of the Metroplex (I’ll get to that in a minute), please bring your consumer dollar and spend liberally. If you’re […]

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