Author Archive | Lance Haun

The Beauty Of Imbalance

Anyone can give a balanced opinion on any matter. Research the different sides of an issue and then present all of those different sides in an intelligent manner. It’s not always easy to do but executing on it isn’t a problem if you know how to properly research and write. If you are unsure, you […]

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Disclosure Isn’t Enough If You Want People’s Trust

I think a lot about trust. And maybe more importantly, I think about how mistrust happens. Specifically when it comes to writers, columnists, bloggers, and journalists. Often, when people talk about disclosure, they are usually talking about money. And if you’re a blogger or writer and money is changing hands, I think you should always […]

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Is HR Technology A Boring Story?

in Share5 TechCrunch got some serious flak for their reporting of the acquisition of SuccessFactors by enterprise giant SAP with a despondent and bored tone. The truth of the matter is that the comings and goings of the entire enterprise software industry is boring. I love technology and I love HR but even I know most people […]

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Politics, The Internet and Work

My friend Jeremy and I chat every day on instant messaging. It usually starts off with a link, sometimes sports or news, but every once in a while, it goes political. And sometimes we disagree on a political issue. It happens. And we go back and forth on it and there are often misunderstandings. Or […]

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Blogging, Influence, Evolution, and the End Game

It was 2am and a cocoon of light from my laptop enveloped me. 647 words taunted me, begged me to finish them off properly for a blog post I was working on for the next morning but I was stuck. I heard a door squeak open and a recognizable shadow walk to my left hand […]

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“Good Enough” Skill Building

I’ve been thinking more about this post. The one where I wrote about how competencies in specific tools are already starting to go by the wayside (and will only get worse). Then I think about the short term (and terrifying) consequences of becoming an expert in anything fluid like certain social media tools. Look at […]

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The Best Way Recruiters Can Help Job Seekers

I’ve worked as a full-time recruiter and I’ve been working with recruiters and HR people for a long time. When people ask for advice, I try to be thoughtful and not flippant. I also know that some recruiters spend a lot of time advising and coaching job seekers (whether professionally or otherwise). That’s great of […]

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