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While I was at SHRM’s annual conference out in San Diego last month, I was lucky enough to meet Nancy L. Newell, principal of Nth Degree Consulting to discuss the biggest mistakes most companies make in interviewing candidates.

Among them: Failing to focus on the most important aspects of the job the candidate would be doing.[…] Continue Reading »

As part of my coverage of SHRM’s annual conference out in San Diego last week, I sat down with Fran Durekas, founder of employer-sponsored early childhood education provider CCLC, to learn about the trends and demographic changes that are taking place in the workplace and what companies can do to adapt to them.

One of the biggest changes Durekas says she is observing is the increase in women in the workplace — now roughly 52% of the U.S.[…] Continue Reading »

I’m reporting live from the Society for Human Resource Management’s annual conference out in San Diego this week, and I met with Eric Peterson, SHRM’s manager for diversity and inclusion.

We talked about the difference between diversity and inclusion, what drives his passion for diversity issues, and how SHRM is working to make workplaces more welcoming to military veterans.[…] Continue Reading »

I’m reporting live from the SHRM’s annual conference out in San Diego this week, and I was lucky enough to meet with Paul Falcone, vice president of human resources for Time Warner Cable and author of “101 Tough Conversations to Have with Employees: A Manager’s Guide to Addressing Performance, Conduct, and Discipline Challenges.”

Among Paul’s great tips for better handling workplace conflicts: