The Case for Candor

HRExaminer Weekly Edition v9.29 July 20, 2018


Straight talk at work is rare. It may also be the key ingredient that is holding your team back from achieving your goals. Dr. Todd Dewett uncovers what is true as he makes The Case for Candor.

“Telling the truth becomes scary for our companies and creates all kinds of work challenges, some funny and others tragic.” Jason Seiden talks about how to Make Truth Safe.

China Gorman shares her career experiences with equal pay in, Half the Money.

Regina Viadro is a VP and Intelligent Automation Practice Adviser for EPAM Systems. John Sumser speaks with her about life as a Robotics Process Automation (RPA) provider on HRExaminer Radio.

On HR Tech Weekly there’s news from Workday, Stories.bi, Ultimate Software, PeopleDoc, Ascentis, and Goodwall.

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The Case for CandorThe Case for Candor
“Candor sounds simple in theory but is apparently ridiculously difficult in practice. No need to beat around the bush. No excessive indulgence in shaping words so they won’t offend. No innuendo. Just straight talk. The very best teams appreciate civility, but they love candor.” - Dr. Todd Dewett
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Make Truth SafeMake Truth Safe “It’s the scariest thing in the world, telling the truth, because if you get rejected, you have nothing to hide behind. When you tell the truth and lose, it’s because your truth didn’t measure up. And because we all tend to carry our personal experiences into our professional lives, what’s difficult for us as individuals becomes difficult for the teams we join.” - Jason Seiden Read Now »

Half the MoneyHalf the Money
“But here’s the thing. When I saw that I received - for the first time in my career - a six-figure bonus, you know what I couldn’t help wondering? Was this a ‘half the money’ bonus?” - China Gorman
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HRExaminer Radio – Executive Conversations: Episode #283: Regina ViadroHRExaminer Radio – Executive Conversations: Episode #283: Regina Viadro John Sumser speaks with Regina Viadro, a VP and Intelligent Automation Practice Adviser for EPAM Systems, a Robotics Process Automation (RPA) provider. Regina is a technology services professional with over 18 years of consulting experience.
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HR Tech Weekly: Episode #180: Stacey Harris and John SumserHR Tech Weekly: Episode #180: Stacey Harris and John Sumser
This week: Workday Advances Into Augmented Analytics with Stories.bi Acquisition, Ultimate Software to Acquire PeopleDoc, Ascentis Moves HQ from Silicon Valley to Minnesota, and Goodwall gets $10.8M to expand ‘LinkedIn for students’ offering.
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