Let’s Fix This Company’s Succession Mess

RJ Morris Change Management, RJ Morris, Succession Planning, Talent Acquisition, Talent Management 2 Comments

As a talent geek, I love it when succession planning rumors fly at big public companies.  CEO succession is the most complex, challenging work an HR pro can do, and it is fascinating to watch a company bungle it. Thank you, Airbus, for providing us our case study for the day. We’ll let HR pros from across the country weigh …

America, Roy Moore and Smart Companies

Kris Dunn Change Management, Communication, Kris Dunn 3 Comments

Let’s talk about Roy Moore, the Alabama Senate Race and how it relates to smart companies. I’m a moderate Republican. I live in Alabama. But I love America. The thing I love best about America is that it has an automatic bullshit meter. But wait! Before you gush or rant about last night’s senatorial election (congrats Doug Jones) and put me …

Events From 2017 That Will Make a Lasting Impact in the Workplace

Kathy Rapp candidate experience, Change Management, Communication, Compensation/Cash Money, Corporate America, Current Affairs, Employment Law, Harassment, Holidays, HR, HR & Sports, in the news, Kathy Rapp, Sexual Harassment, Women in the Workplace 2 Comments

I love reading trend predictions, but also enjoy the thoughtful look-back.  Makes me wish I’d saved some of those workforce articles from the 9o’s.  Lotus Notes.  Personal Digital Assistants.  Beavis and Butthead.  Causal Fridays. While I don’t miss the drama over what “casual” Fridays vs. jeans Fridays meant, there is a nostalgia that gets me this time of year.  Perhaps …

Through Hell and High Water: Your People Strategy

Kathy Rapp Change Management, Current Affairs, Driving Productivity, HR & Sports, Innovation, Kathy Rapp, Leadership, Managing People, Metrics, Performance, Sports, Talent Strategy

After the Houston Astros knocked off three historic teams—The Red Sox, Yankees and Dodgers—the city of Houston celebrated its first-ever World Series Championship.  “Houston Strong“, coined post-Hurricane Harvey, became the mantra and the common thread that bound players, fans and observers together. Beer was certainly part of that celebration, and Budweiser produced another tear-inducing spot that gave props to a …

When Training Is Acquired By HR

Kris Dunn Bad HR, Change Management, HR, Kris Dunn, Learning and Development, Seat at the Table, T+D, Training and Development

Let’s face it—one of the things that gets slung on the world of HR at some point is the Training Department. What type of training you ask? Well, the circle of life that usually happens is that Training resides in the field organizations for long periods of time, then at some point the powers that be decide that… Shazam! Training …

3 Reasons HR Should Pay Attention to the Amazon-Whole Foods Deal

Kathy Rapp candidate experience, Change, Change Management, Communication, Corporate Social Responsibility, Culture, Current Affairs, Driving Productivity, Employee Engagement, employee experience, Employment Branding and Culture, Engagement and Satisfaction, Executive Search, Food and Drink, HR, in the news, Kathy Rapp, Leadership, Organizational Development, Passive Candidates, Performance, Recruiting, Risks, T+D, Talent Acquisition, Talent Strategy, The HR Profession, Training and Development

$13.7 billion buys a lot of organic quinoa. Lots of talk around Amazon’s purchase of Whole Foods and what it means for the grocery business, farmers, those whose jobs will be lost to automation, and the retail industry as a whole.  It’s a cocktail of doom and gloom mixed with the reality of capitalism and a twist of efficiency. So …

How to Screw Up the Management Off-Site

RJ Morris Bad HR, Change Management, Coaching, Corporate America, Engagement and Satisfaction, Leadership, RJ Morris

For decades, the leadership off-site meeting has been a favorite tool of management consultants worldwide. “We have issues, so let’s get the team together away from the office and fix everything that’s wrong. Hire a facilitator to help us help ourselves.” Done and done. At its worst, it’s not quite group therapy, but it’s close. At its best, it’s a …

Amateur Hour at Uber: Too Many Managers With Too Little Experience

John Hollon Bad HR, Change Management, John Hollon, Leadership

Managers don’t get much respect at Uber. How else would you explain the fact that 63 percent of the ride-share company’s management team is, according to head of global diversity and inclusion Bernard Coleman, made up of rookie, first time managers ? In other words, it’s amateur hour when it comes to management practices at Uber, and it probably explains why …