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About Martha Finney

I love HR. I love hearing your stories. I love sharing your success stories with your colleagues to help build the body of knowledge around what makes a great HR career. I'm your biggest fan.

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Most Recent Articles

How to Build a Fan Base

Posted by on Jun 3, 2012 in HR career management | 0 comments

A few years ago, I had the opportunity to interview Paul Bianchi, then PeopleSoft’s senior vice president of HR. And he made an observation that has stuck with me since: HR’s power inside the company is...

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Better Questions Lead to Breakthrough Change Leadership

Posted by on May 13, 2012 in HR career management | 2 comments

Researchers and IT professionals know this simple, but profound, truth: Better questions lead to better answers. Do your own people know this? The question they bring to you may not be the question that will lead...

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Catching the Wrong Candidates? Could Be Your Bait

Posted by on May 6, 2012 in HR career management | 1 comment

Depending on your industry and your geographic location, you spent the last 10...

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4 Ways to Make HR Essential to Your Business

Posted by on Apr 29, 2012 in HR career management | 0 comments

HR is critical to organizational health. Every successful HR leader knows that....

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Turn Your Passion for HR into Your Job Search Advantage

Posted by on Apr 23, 2012 in HR career management | 0 comments

I love my job. Why? I interview people who love their work for a living.  I...

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They Lay Off HR Too, Don’t They?

Posted by on Apr 16, 2012 in HR career management | 0 comments

I’m sure you’ve heard at least one story of the hapless HR person who,...

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Three Ways to Ignite “A Player” Engagement

Posted by on Apr 2, 2012 in HR career management | 3 comments

Here’s the problem with having a company stocked with A Players: You get a...

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