Employee Engagement Day

Paul Hebert Coaching, Employee Coaching, Employee Engagement, Employee Relations, Good HR, Paul Hebert, Performance, Recognition

Sunday is Mother’s Day. The one day a year many of us recognize the 20+ years of service and effort Mom (or Mum as they say on the other side of the pond) put into making sure you were a contributor to society and not a drag on it. Sunday is the one day a year that you tell her …

Pay to Quit. Pay to Stay. Or Just Pay Me to Work For An Awesome Boss.

Kathy Rapp Audacious Ideas, Change, Culture, Employee Engagement, Engagement and Satisfaction, Hiring Managers, Kathy Rapp, Retention

Jeff Bezos, Founder & CEO of Amazon, boldly announced he was cloning the Zappos practice of offering employees money to leave.  He outlined the program in his annual letter to shareholders indicating, “The goal is to encourage folks to take a moment and think about what they really want.  In the long-run, an employee staying somewhere they don’t want to …

5 Questions Top HR Leaders Should Be Asking

Kathy Rapp Culture, Employee Engagement, Engagement and Satisfaction, Good HR, Kathy Rapp, Leadership

Questions.  As HR pros, our daily lives are surrounded by questions.  Interview questions.  Investigation questions.  Comp questions.  Why-would- an-employee-pee-on-the-bathroom-wall questions. Have you ever taken time to think about more impactful questions?  You know, the one you start to rattle off an answer to and then BAM–you realize this one may take a bit more thought.  Inc. ran an article about …

The Last HR Blog Post You’ll Ever Have To Read

Steve Boese Communication, Culture, Employee Engagement, Good HR, HR, Seat at the Table, Steve Boese

I started blogging about HR and workplace technology in about 2007 or so, and in the ensuing years I have written something like 1,500 blog posts. For each one I’ve written, I probably read 5 or 10 more–either for research for my own posts–trying to keep track of industry trends, or just because I enjoyed the content or writing style …

Are Job Titles Participation Trophies for Grown Ups?

Paul Hebert Compensation/Cash Money, Employee Engagement, Employee Relations, Engagement and Satisfaction, HR, Millenial Voice, Paul Hebert, Policies, politics

I’m not a big fan of generalizing generations and playing into a faux “millennial” industrial complex, making money convincing everyone that we need to reinvent the world because the millennials have arrived. In fact this member of “Generation Jones” is the one who sets up the tech in our house, knows how the network operates, gets the printer to work …

DOLLAR BILL Y’ALL: Starbucks Rolls Out Digital Tipping–Engagement Boost Sure to Follow…

Kris Dunn Employee Engagement, Engagement and Satisfaction, Kris Dunn

A while back over at the HR Capitalist, I documented the impact the rise of the cashless society has on Starbucks baristas.  Here’s a taste: “As a long-term Starbucks patron, I’ve always wondered how bad the kids behind the counter were getting hurt by a cashless society, meaning throwaway change and other types of tips are for the most part …

The CYA Report E55: Creating A Lasting Company Culture with Ben Peterson [PODCAST]

Cara Lucas Cara Lucas, Culture, CYA Report, Employee Engagement, HR, Podcast, Tim Sackett

Welcome to The CYA Report, brought to you by Workforce.com and Fistful of Talent. On today’s show we have Ben Peterson, Co-Founder and CEO of BambooHR, on Creating a Lasting Company Culture. Host: Tim Sackett Producer: Cara Lucas Music: intro  –  Weekend  “Coma Summer” close – Tapes ‘n Tapes  “Freak Out” Can’t see the player below? Click here to listen now. All episodes available on iTunes …

Employee Stickiness: 3 Ways to Get the Goo

Kathy Rapp Coaching, Communication, Employee Engagement, HR (& Life!) Advice, Kathy Rapp, Retention

Loyal.  Faithful.  Devotion. This isn’t a post about Kayne and Kim’s pending marriage. It is a post about love.  Well… maybe not love but at least stickiness.  What does it really take to ensure your top talent sticks around?  Let me tell ya—you’re not going to find the answer in an employee engagement survey.  You probably won’t even be able …

Stan Hates His Boss, But He’s Really Just a Bum Employee

RJ Morris Employee Engagement, Engagement and Satisfaction, RJ Morris

Your friends who hate their jobs—we all have them… and its brutal to talk to them, isn’t it? Man, I just cringe when I ask them how their week was—I know negativity and moaning is coming back at me. When they start in about their bad jobs, bad boss, etc., I get responses that are like unfunny Norm moments from …

Hey HR – Is It Time to Be Less Business-y?

Paul Hebert Culture, Employee Engagement, Employee Relations, Employment Branding and Culture, Engagement and Satisfaction, HR, Paul Hebert

This post might whip a few HR heads around. I’m suggesting that that HR may want to spend a bit more time being touchy-feely and less time being all business-y.  I know you’ve been beat up for the past 10 years about getting that proverbial furniture assignment—you know—the seat that must not be named.  You’ve been told that the path …