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Charlie Judy

expectations beware

HR & Work Simply-Engineered

old plow imageIt turns out we spend a lot of our lives running around trying to do what others expect of us. It is essentially how we're reared. Parents set expectations and we either meet them or don't. Our spouses have expectations, our children have expectations, our friends have expectations...we have expectations for ourselves. Man, even God . . .

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August 12, 2015

customize this

HR and Work Simply-Engineered

telegraph imageYour employees can walk into any Starbucks and get their very own special patent-able beverage...because that's the way they want it. They can tap Pandora to stream straight to their little eardrums any type of music at any time...because that's the way they want it. They can go to Nike and build any shoe in any color in any design . . .

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July 22, 2015

right talent right place

HR & Works Simply-Engineered

window pane imageNitro, a document productivity company, recently asked me to respond to the following question for an E-Book they were publishing.

How can HR professionals maximize their company presence to attract top talent?

This is what I told them...


"First, let’s turn the traditional concept of 'top talent' on its ear. It implies talent . . .

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July 16, 2015

protecting the community of one

HR & Work Simply-Engineered

rocking chair image I remain a student of the workplace as a community. The concept isn't new. But it's certainly growing on me (and others). Simply defined by Webster as "a unified body of individuals," community is a lot about "togetherness." While this definition is quite simple on paper, there is an important symbiosis here that . . .

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July 08, 2015

stop teaching, start finding

HR & Work Simply-Engineered

hourglass imageSince the dawn of time...literally...all living creatures have been programmed to pass their knowledge on to their successors. For most lifeforms, that knowledge passes quite naturally through a reliably consistent strain of DNA. For more intelligent life - like, say, mammals - much of that transfer happens through observation, mimic, and a . . .

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July 02, 2015

pass the podium

HR & Work Simply-Engineered

coffee mill imageI received an invitation the other day from X (I won't embarrass the organization) for a Leadership Series on “Lessons Learned from the Corner Office.” Comprised mostly of CEO’s (because HR professionals don’t sit ‘in the corner office’), I was promised to be schooled from the podium in what we suck at, how I might be more like them, and . . .

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June 25, 2015

it's not yours

Work and HR Simply-Engineered

fire hydrant imageThis is much less of a blog post than a public service announcement. Thank you to Lars Schmidt and Hootsuite for inspiring it. Sure, it's a rant. But you've grown to expect that.

Consider posting it in your break room, by the elevators...anywhere. For best results, make sure your marketing team see's it.

Date: May 29, 2015
To: . . .

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May 29, 2015

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