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Human Resources

You Know You’re a Manager When….

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 [...]

Killing a Housefly with a Hand Grenade

“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 [...]

Sympathy for the Devil

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 [...]

Are You Pushing Your Top Talent Away?

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 [...]

“Equal” Is a Stretch

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 [...]

3 Ways to Retain The Right Employees (Free)

There's no doubt that money is a motivator...but how about retention? More importantly, how about retention of the right people? You may be doing everything right, and still see your key talent walk. Here's three ways to stop your strongest swimmers from [...]

Status Check

***Another guest post from Meghann Bedell, our Gen Y Compensation Geek*** Did you think that you finally made it when you got your first salaried position? That's how I felt too before I became “exempt,” too. I quickly realized that [...]

Millennials and Retirement? Comp Corner…

Time for another post from our little Compensation Geek, Meghann Bedell: Are you ready for your retirement, Millennial buddy? Yes, I know you’re 20-something years old, but bear with me - 401(k), 403(b), Ira Roth, IRA do you know the [...]

Portion Control

Say hello to our new Compensation Contributor, Meghann Helman Bedell...self-admitted compensation geek and keeper of the flame at GenYHR. This is it…the one time each year when we suck it up and ask for more money. It seems reasonable; you [...]

HR; Are we Innovative? Or Having a Mid-Life Crisis?

This past weekend, I attended #HRevolution in Grapevine, TX. Being somewhat of an introvert, this was a good stretch assignment for me (assigned by me) in my continuing efforts to learn more about “What’s Next?” in Human Resources. Great group [...]