Why Revolutions Matter in HR

Paul Hebert Culture, Current Affairs, Paul Hebert, Recruiting, Seat at the Table

I (along with 130 other revolutionaries) spent the Mother’s Day weekend in Chicago planning the overthrow of the HR profession.  Well, actually, we planned the overthrow of poor HR practices, processes and procedures. I attended and helped lead a session at the 2nd HRevolution “Unconference.”  This group is decidedly social media savvy so there are a lot of posts and …

Prices Aren’t the Only Thing Dropping At Walmart…

Tim Sackett Compensation/Cash Money, Current Affairs, EEO, Salary Caps, Tim Sackett

If you’re male and employed at Walmart, the prices aren’t the only thing dropping – so might your salary! Oh wait, you saw the news about the class action law suit by current and former Walmart female employees claiming they are/were not getting paid the same as men and not getting promotions (here) – and you just assumed that Walmart would …

Dear Employees, You Stink!

Tim Sackett Current Affairs, Employee Relations, HR, Tim Sackett

In case you missed this, a Detroit, MI city employee sued the City of Detroit after claiming the perfume a co-worker was wearing caused her not to be able to do her job.  Apparently, the perfume and room deodorizer that her co-worker was using made it uncomfortable for this employee to work to the point she suffered migraines, nausea and coughing.  …

Social Media and Business – We Were Communicating Poorly Long Before a 140 Character Limitation…

jasonseiden Current Affairs, Jason Seiden, Social Media

Have you seen the recent and latest hubbub swirling around social media? Apparently a social media marketing expert shared a not-so-flattering assessment about Memphis while hopping off the plane to talk about Twitter at FedEx. Someone at FedEx saw it. Oops. But don't cry for social media. FedEx being FedEx, they managed to fumble the situation. Return volley oops. Still don't …