I Rewired My Employee’s Brain and You Won’t Believe What Happened Next…

Paul Hebert Change Management, Employee Coaching, Employee Communications, Employee Engagement, Employee Relations, Engagement and Satisfaction, Paul Hebert

It is all the rage to say that engagement is management’s fault. And that is because in most cases it is the truth. And it’s their boss’s fault. And their boss’s boss’s fault. There is no end to the ladder of blame. At the core of this problem is we continue to manage employees like we did when Don Draper …

HR Needs to Play With Legos

Paul Hebert Change Management, Good HR, HR, Innovation, Organizational Development, Paul Hebert

We’ve all read the blogs, the articles, and the tweets. The business world is changing faster and faster. As soon as you’re comfortable with one set of rules, the game changes and new rules apply. It’s not just markets, but it’s companies, too. Show of hands—who’s heard the term “pivot?” Probably a bunch of you. Now go look back in …

The Systems of Engagement

William Tincup Audacious Ideas, Change Management, Employee Engagement, Good HR, HR Tech, HR Technology, HR Vendors, William Tincup

Okay, this is a very early stage idea. *disclaimer* *drum roll* What if employee engagement is somehow tethered to the love/hate relationships employees have with the systems they use for work? Example: Recruiters absolutely love working in the ATS that you’ve provided for them. Love. Like can’t imagine life without said system. Something happens… new boss, business was acquired, ATS …

He Said What??! Microsoft’s CEO Better Hope Karma Is Really a Guy.

Kathy Rapp Change Management, Coaching, Communication, Compensation/Cash Money, Current Affairs, Kathy Rapp, Leadership

What’s the phrase… “Karma is a bitch?”  Talk about poetic given Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella’s comments about how women should ask for a raise—said no less in front of 10,000 women at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Conference. “For women who aren’t comfortable asking for a raise, what’s your advice for them?” asked Maria Klawe, a member …

Re-Entry Is A Bitch

Dawn Burke Career Paths, Change, Change Management, Dawn Hrdlica, Good HR, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Recognition

I’ve been off the blog grid for a long time. Why? These words come to mind: Life. Work. Focus. Depletion. Writer’s block. Fatigue. Apathy. Boredom. Regurgitation. Extra-work. My soul—not my brain—my soul needed some quiet… at least some fraction of quiet in a very busy life. Life sucker-punched me and the grief I covered up with work finally forced itself …

Can You Afford a Competent Squatter?

RJ Morris Change Management, Culture, Recruiting, RJ Morris, Talent Strategy, Uncategorized

If there is one thing that just screams out fun, it’s when someone hits you up at an after-work happy hour for HR advice.  That’s sad stuff—it’s not like we are doctors and someone wants advice about an achy knee.  Still, it happens.  Recently, just as I was going to dive into a nice bourbon, a young team leader cornered …

Promises, Promises…

John Whitaker Bad HR, Change Management

“Medals are rarely awarded during times of peace.” – Price Pritchett You’ve been drafted, HR. Your company is being acquired, and you are needed (even if not asked) to make the transition a success. Time to trice up, mill about smartly, and fulfill your promises. “What promises?” you ask? In times of merger chaos, every leader in the company has a responsibility …

Maybe the Ignorant Have the Best HR Answers

Paul Hebert Change Management, Good HR, HR, Influence, Innovation, Paul Hebert, The FOT Soap Box, The HR Profession

I am ignorant. I’m not stupid.  I’m not slow.  I’m just ignorant. I’m ignorant of what HR practitioners go through every day.  I don’t know what they hear from their bosses.  I don’t know what they hear from their direct reports.  I don’t know what they hear from other employees. I do know what I hear from my HR buddies.  …

The Essential “Me”

John Whitaker Change Management, John Whitaker

Survival is a powerful instinct. In the back of our minds, we’re always counting the seats available on the lifeboat. It’s a primal reaction you’ll witness whenever an acquisition is announced. The scrambling begins, and it’s downright embarrassing at times… but it’s also distinctly human. Politicking, rumor-mongering, turf wars, alliances—we can mask our emotions pretty well, but it’s our actions …