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 …

The CYA Report E52: Keeping Employees Happy and Productive at Work with Lee Burbage [PODCAST]

Cara Lucas Cara Lucas, CYA Report, Employee Coaching, Employee Engagement, Organizational Development, Performance, Tim Sackett

Welcome to The CYA Report, brought to you by Workforce.com and Fistful of Talent. On today’s show we have Lee Burbage, chief people officer at Motley Fool, on Keeping Employees Happy and Productive at Work. Host: Tim Sackett Producer: Cara Lucas Music: intro  – 4 On The Floor “Smokestack Lightning” close – Pantogram “Turn It Off” Can’t see the player below? Click here to …

No New Art

William Tincup Audacious Ideas, Culture, Employee Engagement, Good HR, HR, Laurie Ruettimann, Performance, Retention, Social Recruiting, Tim Sackett, William Tincup

Before you review this article, do me a personal favor and click this link—it’s only 600 words or so but it will provide some useful context. Last line of the entry is the best: “Nothing is new, get over it!” Assuming you’ve completed that task… soldier on. Here’s the thing: everything we do in HR has been done before, thought …

Hey HR – Who do you want your employees to become?

Paul Hebert Employee Engagement, Employee Relations, Employment Branding and Culture, Good HR, Innovation, Paul Hebert

My company president forwarded me an article from Harvard Business that contained the transcript of an interview that Harvard IdeaCast had with MIT’s Michael Schrage, a frequent HBR blogger.  The focus of the interview was about Mr. Schrage’s newest idea outlined in a short book called: “Who Do You Want Your Customers to Become?”  The interview is pretty short, but …

Why Employees Have a Role In Their Own Engagement

Paul Hebert Culture, Employee Engagement, Engagement and Satisfaction, Good HR, HR, Paul Hebert, Personal Brand, Pop Culture

HR, and management in general, has taken the brunt of the vitriol and blame for low engagement scores. Read anything in the mainstream business press and the blogosphere, and the finger is decisively pointed at executives and managers as the cause for disengagement and low productivity. The subtext is “If those lazy managers and lousy HR ‘types’ would just get …