The Hidden Employee – What We Learned from Last Night

I had a post locked and loaded for today but after listening to the pundits on a variety of channels discuss the surprise outcome of the Presidential election I thought… Get the Rest

Put a Fork in Millennials – They’re Done

I wish I wrote better headlines. A great headline assures readership no matter how poorly written and researched a post/article is. I could have put a number in it

HR Creepiness – Don’t Be That Guy (Gal)

Clowns. It’s probably been a long time since you gave clowns a second thought. But now, with the Presidential election and headlines like this from my neck of

Is Pointing out a Problem More Valuable Than Fixing it? Asking for a Friend…

A lot is written on employee engagement. Probably too much. Check that. Not probably, actually. As an HR pro and someone your company probably relies on for engagement ideas, I

Low Employee Performance May Actually Be HR’s Fault

It strikes me that HR has had a long history of low self-esteem. How else do you explain the plethora of articles and blog posts calling for the

What Is the Next HR Phase?

This is a post that asks a simple question. What will the next phase of HR be? Right now we’re in the “Engagement” phase. Everyone is focused on employee engagement

Incentive Program Design – Here’s your Big-A** Award!

Quick – how many milliliters of morphine should you give to dull the pain of surgery? Don’t know? Let’s try this –which chemotherapy drug do you give for

Deconstructed Employee Engagement

If you’re a foodie, you’ve probably heard about “deconstructed” recipes. I’m not a foodie. I’m more a "fooder" – which is the county fair/midway version of a foodie.

Employee Engagement Plan – Dumb or Dumber? You Make the Call

Employee engagement doesn’t need any more bad ideas. Since being crowned the “it” girl in roughly 2005 by HR and every business consultancy with a pulse and a research

Paul Hebert dishes on How To REALLY Design An Incentive To Drive Behavior

There are no shortages of people telling you how to get things done at work. I’m one of them. There is, however,  a shortage of people who will