I-9? Oh no…

Just when you thought you had your cats herded, it appears that a major change in the existing I-9 form will be implemented as soon as 2013. For the (fortunate) uninitiated, the I-9 is an employment eligibility document required for all new hires. The U.S. Citizenship...

Culture Club

Speaking with a new client, I was shocked when the topic of “culture” was brought up as a matter of importance. Not that the topic isn’t important, but that  a business leader outside of the HR/OD Suite would actually recognize and prioritize a...

HR – Message from the Top

The September issue of HR Magazine arrived at my house yesterday…yes, I’m a big enough geek to actually read something called HR Magazine, but that’s another article entirely. For me, the most interesting part of the magazine is the message from SHRM...

SHRM vs HR?

Anyone involved in the Human Resources profession is familiar with the governing body, SHRM (Society of Human Resources Professionals). What many HR folks may not realize is there exists a current rift between SHRM and many of its practitioners. The main group of...

Brother, can you spare a dime?

Within the Human Resources industry, a common thread exists in any discussion regarding the role HR plays within an organization: “how does HR become a strategic business partner?” The key is to dominate in September. In Dallas – Ft. Worth, September...