Janine Truitt

About the Author


Janine N. Truitt is a human resources professional as well as an HR blogger/founder of “The Aristocracy of HR” blog. Follow her blog "The Aristocracy of HR" at http://hr.toolbox.com/blogs/aristocracy-hr/ . Connect with her on LinkedIn and follow her tweets on Twitter @CzarinaofHR. The opinions shared in her articles are her own and are in no way a reflection of the views of her employer.

Flex Work and Telework: It’s About Time to Kick the Excuses to the Curb

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Why does your entire workforce need to be seen in the flesh? Can you provide three reasons why you need to have your staff physically present themselves to work that doesn’t begin with “Our internal customers” and end with “need face time?” Among the other excuses for why flexible work arrangements can’t happen…

How Do You Handle a Stifling, Micro-Managing Manager?


Have you ever worked for someone who couldn’t understand that you don’t need to have your hand held through each of your tasks? I have encountered this many times over. I get it as a parent can be with their child or a person with a spouse or boyfriend, because some leaders have…

5 Hiring Crimes Your Talent Acquisition Team Better Not Be Doing

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I’ve been talking a lot about where HR is headed this year, which is important so we can prepare ourselves appropriately. However, what about now? What can we fix right now? It occurred to me that there are some basic precepts in Talent Acquisition (TA) that practitioners are not tending to. This advice…

Your Talent Is Your Brand, So Why Do So Many Treat Talent So Badly?


Editor’s Note: Readers sometimes ask about past TLNT articles, so every Friday we republish a Classic TLNT post. A friend of mine posted this blurb on Facebook from an audio book he was listening to (note: I don’t know the name of said audio book): Numerous studies have shown us that those given authority…

It’s Pretty Clear That Your Workforce Issues May Be Bigger Than HR

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There’s no question that there are things that HR can do to change how we service both the business and our employees. But the other side of the coin  that rarely gets discussed is how HR is fairly low in the food chain when we look at the contributing factors of why the…

When Outsourcing the Workforce Goes Terribly Wrong

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Some time ago, my dad was unemployed and picking up contract work when it was made available to him. In order to procure this contract work, he had to sign up with a few security agencies. In doing so, he eventually landed a full-time gig supervising security guards and investigators for a major…

5 Ways You May Be Undermining Your Talent Management Strategy

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There is nothing more reassuring to a job seeker than hearing that opportunity abounds in the company you are interviewing with. It isn’t the most important aspect for everyone, but for a good majority, it is the defining factor next to compensation and other candidate bait. There’s very little reason for candidates to…

Here’s What’s Really Happening With Adopting and Utilizing Big Data

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For at least the past three years, there has been no shortage of articles written about the urgency of businesses and HR adopting a data mindset. Business analysts and experts on this subject have tried everything from threatening the existence of data-ignorant companies to making innumerable cases for why it should be a…