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Charlie Judy

get some new shoes

Work and HR Simply Engineered

oil lamp imageThe Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) holds it's annual conference near and dear. As the largest association for HR Professionals, it realized long ago that their cobbler's children rarely have shoes. Most organizations have enough trouble funding learning and development opportunities for their line-professionals let . . .

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May 28, 2015

an image that says it all

HR and Work Simply-Engineered

push mower imageI read the Wall Street Journal. Or at least I try to. It leaves me scratching my head more often than not. But I’ve always thought it does a (reasonably) good job of representing a (relative) diversity of opinion and perspective. And it makes me look important when I'm on the train.

the almighty council

A few years back, I came across the . . .

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May 22, 2015

Seed first, ask later

HR Simply-Engineered

cash registerYou have a great idea. It's different, unique, a bit of a push. But man it's a good idea. You wonder, in fact, why you hadn't thought of it sooner. Sweet sounds of sirens emanate. You're so enamored with it, you just have to share. Why wouldn't everyone be as thrilled with it as you?

Well, let me count the ways...

1) Most . . .

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May 20, 2015

Fourteen days out

HR Simply-Engineered

scales imageWhen the average 22 year-old college graduate is confronted for the first time with their future after keg stands and Frisbee on the quad, it is an abyss. Faced with the threat of having to move back home and sleeping in the old bedroom, there is nothing more appealing than a paycheck. It is a saving grace. And most will do almost anything . . .

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May 07, 2015

You do not suck

HR Simply-Engineered

scissors imageIf everyone took the time to read everything that's printed everyday about the Human Resources profession, the world of work, and how to make it better, we'd all be lost in a sea of mostly meaningless words. Interesting concepts? Sure. Thoughtful? Maybe. Relevant? Only you can decide that.

As an HR professional, you've likely been . . .

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May 05, 2015

Don't Confuse Instinct with Insight

HR Simply-Engineered

anvilI don't claim to be the smartest guy in the room. And when it comes to work, I certainly don't have all the answers. But I think I've spent enough time crawling through the mud to recognize 'speakity-speak.' There seems to be a whole lot of it out there these days. Are the workplace pundits really just waking up to the . . .

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April 30, 2015

Innovating the World of Work

Humanizing the Workplace

workerSome things should be left alone. They are as perfect today as they were when they were first made - whether by (wo)man, by Mother Nature, or by our favorite higher-power. It's a good thing, though, that we like to tinker. Because there's a lot of tinkering to be had.

The 'world of work' needs...well, work. In spite of the . . .

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April 23, 2015

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