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Michael VanDervort
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Andy Griffith theme song.

Thanks +Kush Khan 

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Watch Jony Ive and Elon Musk talk design and sci-fi transportation
Tired of hearing little more than soundbites from tech luminaries such as Apple's Jony Ive and Tesla's Elon Musk? Today's your lucky day. Vanity Fair has
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Leadership ArchetypesI wrote about these leadership archetypes a few years ago in relationship to HR, but they also exist outside the HR function in most organizations. Do you recognize any of them
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Follow These Best Practices for Live-Tweeting Events
Social media and live events go hand-in-hand. Everything from conferences and award ceremonies, to television shows and sporting events are talked about on social. Thanks to its real-time focus, Twitter has become a hub for consumer conversations centered around live events.

Live-tweeting can be an incredibly powerful way to drive conversations around an event and building a lasting audience on Twitter regardless of industry or size. But before you start tweeting about just any event, here are a few best practices to consider.

#Events #Twitter #socialmedia #strategy #bestpractices
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Heated discussion - recruiters are parasites? NO WAY! Come defend our industry.
If you've ever wondered how corporate and third-party recruiters really operate, you’re not alone.
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Human Resources
  • shrm
    expertise panel, 2011 - present
  • Publix Super Markets
    HR Strategist, 2008 - 2014
  • Human Race Horses LLC
    Human Resources Consultant, 2007 - 2011
  • Andersen Windows, Danisco, Firmenich, Texas Instruments, Publix,
    Regional HR Manager, 1999 - 2004
  • Danisco
    HR Manager, 2006 - 2007
  • Firmenich
    HR Business Partner, 2007 - 2007
  • Velocity Media
    HR Director, 2005 - 2006
  • BICC Caqbles
    HR Manager, 1995 - 1999
  • Thomson Consumer Electronics
    Labor Relations Manager, 1991 - 1995
  • Texas Instruments
    Employee Relations Representative, 1988 - 1991
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Tampa Florida USA
Madison Heights Michigan - Texas, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Florida, Nebraska
Executive Director, CUE Inc. - an organization for positive employee relations
Michael VanDervort | | CEO at GroteWerks LLC | Creating positive workplaces every day 
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Been to Taj Mahal, Machu Picchu and Amsterdam
  • University of Michigan
    Political Science, 1975 - 1979
  • Michigan State University
    Human resources and labor relations, 1984 - 1985
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NLRB: A woman voted yes for the union and - Michael VanDervort

NLRB: A woman voted yes for the union, and you won't believe what happened next- Michael VanDervort

The Teamsters' Sinking Ship: Central States Pension Fund Is "Headed For ...

A recent letter sent to Teamsters who are collecting, or expect to collect, a pension from the union's troubled Central States Pension Fund

In South Carolina, Machinists Union Deploys 125 Organizers, May Withdraw...

On Thursday, the International Association of Machinists (IAM) posted a video on its website announcing that it has sent 125 people to go "d

Demonstration outside Tampa Publix promotes farmworker justice

A day after Food Chains' release, farmworkers and advocates protested in front of Publix as planned.

CUE versus Queue: Getting stuff in line

Queue up for news on the job I posted a couple of week…

New Job

I posted this on Facebook the other day, and got someth…

#Nextchat: The Extinction of the Middle-Class Job |

“I'm on the board of directors of a temp staffing company with one billion dollars in revenues. I can see it happening across every sector o

I’m taking casual Fridays to a whole new level with #DenimDay this year ...

I’m taking casual Fridays to a whole new level with #DenimDay this year and helping fight breast cancer with @LeeJeans and @AmericanCancer.

Being Paul Hebert

Inside the mind of HR Blogger personality Paul Hebert @Symbolist

Diversity: Looks can be deceiving

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder Every now and then…

Workplace of the Future

Obama Administration using executive orders to mold a n…

Restaurants and the sharing economy | Government content from Nation's R...

Uber and Airbnb paved the way for apps that could dramatically impact foodservice

James Sherk - Unions for Big Businesses

Would you like to own a small business someday? If so, sorry — the Service Employees International Union would rather you didn’t. SEIU has c

New Editing Tools for Instagram | Social Media Restaurant

Instagram introduced an extensive palette of editing tools this week which will make posting effective pictures of your restaurants's dishes

Finding William Tincup

I've had this crazy blog series idea in the back of my …

The NLRB wants you to add employees | LinkedIn

NLRB Reveiwing Joint Employer StandardThe title of this post may slightly misleading. The NLRB doesn’t really want to add employees to your

HR is for Lovers | LinkedIn

Bi-polar FunctionOver the last few years, HR has been dividing itself into two distinct functional areas - the boring administrative stuff a

Flight Diverted for... a Dog's "business" -

Social Media was on fire Wednesday with pictures — and complaints — after a dog poo’d in the middle of a Philadelphia-bound flight, forcing