by Matthew Stollak on Thursday, January 23, 2014
Two years ago today, under the guidance of Laurie Ruettimann, Tim Sackett day was launched.
#timsackettday is all about driving awareness for the HR/recruiting underdog. It's about the practitioner who works hard and doesn't have time for fancy lists and Forbes articles. We are celebrating a practitioner who is getting stuff done.
My story of how I met the initial recipient and holiday namesake, Tim Sackett, can be found here
Last year, the Tim Sackett Day honoree was none other than Paul Hebert
This year's recipient is Kelly Dingee. She goes by @sourcerkelly on Twitter...but she is so much more than that name.
I guess that would make her a sourcer-er. Using her knowledge, skills, and abilities to help companies find the right person, she makes a magician break their wand and Magnum P.I. shave his mustache.
But, she is more than just a sourcer-er. As she notes herself, she is "testing the limits of who I can find online."
Sourcer-est? More like Sourcer-BEST!
If you want to learn more about Kelly, check out the links below:
by Matthew Stollak on Tuesday, January 21, 2014
top HR bloggers? Heck, No!
Instead, it is the number of articles that I have assigned to my HR Spring seminar beginning on Monday. In fact, it may be more, since there are several e-books listed that contain a number of articles within them. Overkill? Perhaps.
Most HR textbooks are not up-to-date on what HR professionals have been discussing over the past couple of years, and it is hoped that my students will be minimally conversant on the current hot topics, even if they have already been beaten to death (engagement, big data, gamification, etc.)
The students have already had at least one HR class, and the list is far from comprehensive, but I hope it gives them an idea of where HR has been, and where HR is going in 2014.
Check out the list here
Any critical articles that are must reads?
by Matthew Stollak on Tuesday, January 14, 2014
One of the more recent complaints about the Affordable Care Act is that the narrow networks created may mean that some may no longer be able to "keep one's doctor."
For some, the one-on-one relationship with their doctor is inviolate. They get to know your health history. You expose every inch of yourself to his or her eyes. We lean on doctor-patient confidentiality to share our most intimate feelings and concerns.
However, we are a nation on the move. The average 50 year old will move at least 10 times in their lifetime. Younger individuals, often not tied down by a mortgage or a family, are most likely to change locations with 65.5 percent having moved over the past five years.
I have lived in 6 different cities for a period of more than 18 months, which has meant 6 different sets of general practitioners, eye doctors, dentists, etc., not to mention whatever unique maladies that might have needed to be addressed.
But, doctors are also on the move. I have now lived in Green Bay for just under 12 years. Yet, in that time, my primary physician, my dentist, and my asthma specialist have either retired or moved away. Insurance providers with my employer have also changed to try to keep costs down (prior to the Affordable Care Act) which prompted me to look around at potential health providers as well.
So, how important is keeping one's doctor anyway?
Just don't talk to me about who cuts my hair....that is a greater challenge.