Janine Truitt

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Truitt

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.

Letting Go: 3 Functions HR May Want To Get Somebody Else to Do

These days you can’t evade commentary on what HR should be doing and assuming responsibility for. The list is endless and maybe even unreasonable. How organizations structure their HR departments differs based on an innumerable amount of variables. For starters, complexity of the organization, functional clarity and employee head count are some of…

Knowledge Poaching Leaders Simply Drive Their Best Workers Away

Two years ago, I wrote an article about things I needed CHRO’s to know about what the organization needs from them. I wanted them to know what kind of leaders their employees deserve. I find myself wanting to have this discussion again after yet another anecdote about an ill-equipped Chief HR Officer. I…

Are You Pushing the Limits on Your Labor and Your Workforce?

One of the first things I learned in Industrial Psychology was the breakdown and distribution of labor. I learned what it meant to have a full-time equivalent (FTE), part-time, temporary and per diem/on-call staff. Each of these components serves a different and essential purpose to your workforce planning.  In fact, you cannot actually…

The Untouchables: Why You Should Stop Coddling Bad Employees

Are you one of those companies that would rather preserve everyone than let them go? Right now, I know of at least one organization where  — despite lackluster performance, poor behavior, and the disbanding of their team of direct reports — a leader is being salvaged beyond their time because no one has…

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

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

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…

When Outsourcing the Workforce Goes Terribly Wrong

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

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

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…

What I’ve Learned About How Diverse Candidates Perceive Their Value

As we continue to discuss diversity and inclusion concerns, it is important that companies that are serious about attracting, retaining and promoting diverse candidates understand how we think about our value in the workplace. From a child, it was drilled into me that my skin color was not a roadblock, but an opportunity…

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

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 are more likely to lie, cheat and steal, while also being harsher in their judgments of others…