HR Confidential-logo

HR Confidential

1 Favorite

Humans are complicated, but the resourcing of humans doesn’t have to be. Listen in as our guests rant and reflect on their managerial and career challenges, with lighthearted and practical advice from day job expert Heather Krentler. Call her at 313-327-2209, or reach out via email: hrconfidential@crain.com. Heather is the Regional Director Human Resources for Crain Communications Inc and the voice of HR Confidential, a management and career advice column aimed at Crain’s national audience.

Humans are complicated, but the resourcing of humans doesn’t have to be. Listen in as our guests rant and reflect on their managerial and career challenges, with lighthearted and practical advice from day job expert Heather Krentler. Call her at 313-327-2209, or reach out via email: hrconfidential@crain.com. Heather is the Regional Director Human Resources for Crain Communications Inc and the voice of HR Confidential, a management and career advice column aimed at Crain’s national audience.
More Information

Location:

United States

Description:

Humans are complicated, but the resourcing of humans doesn’t have to be. Listen in as our guests rant and reflect on their managerial and career challenges, with lighthearted and practical advice from day job expert Heather Krentler. Call her at 313-327-2209, or reach out via email: hrconfidential@crain.com. Heather is the Regional Director Human Resources for Crain Communications Inc and the voice of HR Confidential, a management and career advice column aimed at Crain’s national audience.

Language:

English

Contact:

313-327-2209


Episodes

Independent Contractor Rules Of Engagement

6/24/2017
More
How is an independent contractor like a hit man? Let me count the ways. But when your independent contractor wants to be treated like an employee, things can get awkward. Don't lose good talent because of poorly defined rules of engagement. Familiarize yourself with the IRS guidelines and be prepared to defend your judgement call.

Duration: 00:09:42


Can IT Spy On Me

6/13/2017
More
Though it depends on your company's technology, in most cases, the answer is yes. Yes, they can. But will they? It's unlikely, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't treat your work devices and work email as just that—company property. As a rule of thumb, anything we document digitally can probably find itself in the hands of another.

Duration: 00:06:28


How to Initiate a Conversation Around Retaining Women

6/11/2017
More
This week a listener raises a concern about how her company attracts and retains women. Whether it's an ongoing conversation you'd like to be a part of or one you feel needs to be raised, it can be scary to dive in. In this week's podcast, we talk about how to avoid putting people on the defensive and how best to offer your help in the diversity and inclusion mission.

Duration: 00:07:35


Passing The Buck Instead Of Owning It

6/2/2017
More
Advocating decisions or messaging from the top is something every manager struggles with at some point in their career. While it may be easier to point the finger and say "so-and-so said", it isn't necessarily better. There are many ways this tactic blows up in your face, or worse, behind your back. Listen in to learn how to take advantage of these opportunities to strengthen your position as a leader.

Duration: 00:05:48


Mysteries Of The Blacklist Revealed

5/25/2017
More
Layoffs happen regularly in some industries, and when they’re done right, it’s not personal. Join us as we clear the smoke around the concept of the blacklist and reveal that, frankly, a blacklist is too unwieldy and demanding for any company to keep as a house pet.

Duration: 00:07:47


Happy Where I'm At, But Opportunity Fell In My Lap

2/12/2017
More
Are you unexpectedly considering a move, but love the company you’re with? Our advice: always take the lunch. Navigating headhunting can be tricky, but you never know where it will lead. In this podcast, learn some tips for weighing the pros and cons.

Duration: 00:10:06


Ready To Grow With Nowhere To Go

2/12/2017
More
Don't give up right away. First, talk to your manager and get creative. Sometimes, it's a magic wand hovering over your existing seat and turning it into something new. Sometimes, you have to make a lateral move to make an upward move. And sometimes, it's just not the right fit anymore—and it's time to exit gracefully.

Duration: 00:09:09


How To Flex With Your Inflexible Boss

2/12/2017
More
It’s hard to inspire change in someone who oversees you, especially when you’re at the mercy of a rigid, unrelenting manager. In this week’s podcast, learn how to define flexibility, approach delicate conversations with your boss and persuade them to give flexibility a try. (Hint: it's about the quality of the work.)

Duration: 00:10:53


Can My Boss Deny My Vacation?!

2/12/2017
More
Sorry, folks, but the answer is yes. Granted, denying vacation can’t be done as a punishment or in a discriminatory way. But if the intent is about benefiting the team and the business — like a rotation around holidays — controlling when you take vacation is fair game.

Duration: 00:07:01


Why Your Applications Are Being Ignored

2/12/2017
More
Sometimes applying for a job feels like sending your best efforts into a vacuum — where you’re lucky to get an auto-rejection, and worse yet, may hear nothing at all. In this week’s podcast, you’ll learn a few tips on how to get noticed (hint: use your network) and discover some of the perfectly mundane reasons why you didn’t get the job.

Duration: 00:13:20


The Politics Of Politics In The Workplace

2/9/2017
More
You can’t escape politics in the workplace. So what are the rules of engagement? Understanding how someone thinks creates rapport, and shared political views can create a bond. At the same time, that bond can be exclusive — and even dangerous. It’s all about making sure people feel comfortable.

Duration: 00:14:11


Early Career Questions On Drama In The Workplace

12/5/2016
More
When you're new to corporate America, it's not always clear what's normal behavior or just plain weird. Should you voice your concerns or keep your head low and just keep working? New to her career, Sarah joins us to share some behaviors she's witnessed while starting out in the workforce. Join us as we laugh about the occasionally shocking bits of drama she's already come into contact with as a newbie in the working world.

Duration: 00:11:39


When Personal Past Becomes Professional Present

11/28/2016
More
What do you do when a familiar face shows up at your office and their backstory gives you cause for concern? Whether it's an ex or a former manager you couldn't wait to be freed from, there's a dilemma before you. Do you tell HR what you know or stay silent? Join us as we get to the root of intent and frame your options in a professionally positive way.

Duration: 00:15:18


How To Get Fired Gracefully

11/7/2016
More
Getting the boot is never easy, but as someone who's both worn the boot and taken the sole side of it, I know there's always a professional and positive way to handle it. There's a way to respond in the moment and way to reflect later on that allow you to keep your brand intact and maybe even enhance it. Listen in to hear how people in my HR past have handled tough news in a really awesome way.

Duration: 00:19:37


The Dreaded Compensation Comparison

10/24/2016
More
If only it were as easy as saying, "Show me the money!" Asking for more money is something everyone has considered doing and few have done well. Listen in to gain a new view on advocating for the business of YOU.

Duration: 00:14:14


Rethinking the Retirement Conversation

10/24/2016
More
Word on the street is your star player is retiring, . . . but they haven't told you. If you've been there, or think you will be soon, I have good news: the conversation doesn't have to be as risky or limited as you may think. This week we explore how to talk retirement in a way that's respectful and creative. Sneak peek: it's more than a "stay or go" conversation.

Duration: 00:09:25


Millennials And Microbanding

9/2/2016
More
What do you do when you've got a rockstar on your team, but they're not ready for that next big step? How do you retain them and keep them motivated? Worse yet, what if they're a dreaded MILLENNIAL?!?! Listen in to hear how a conversation around "microbanding" could keep the band from breaking up.

Duration: 00:14:51


The Dos and Don'ts of Dating a Coworker

8/22/2016
More
Humans are complicated, but the resourcing of humans doesn’t have to be. Listen in as our guests rant and reflect on their managerial and career challenges, with lighthearted and practical advice from day job expert Heather Krentler. Call her at 313-327-2209, or reach out via email: hrconfidential@crain.com. Heather is the Regional Director Human Resources for Crain Communications Inc and the voice of HR Confidential, a management and career advice column aimed at Crain’s national...

Duration: 00:13:30


Frequent Farters And Other HR Mishaps

8/19/2016
More
Humans are complicated, but the resourcing of humans doesn’t have to be. Listen in as our guests rant and reflect on their managerial and career challenges, with lighthearted and practical advice from day job expert Heather Krentler. Call her at 313-327-2209, or reach out via email: hrconfidential@crain.com. Heather is the Regional Director Human Resources for Crain Communications Inc and the voice of HR Confidential, a management and career advice column aimed at Crain’s national...

Duration: 00:09:15


LinkedIn Landmines That HR Won't Tell You About

8/18/2016
More
Humans are complicated, but the resourcing of humans doesn’t have to be. Listen in as our guests rant and reflect on their managerial and career challenges, with lighthearted and practical advice from day job expert Heather Krentler. Call her at 313-327-2209, or reach out via email: hrconfidential@crain.com. Heather is the Regional Director Human Resources for Crain Communications Inc and the voice of HR Confidential, a management and career advice column aimed at Crain’s national...

Duration: 00:10:51