Can You Hear Me Now? Hiring a Competitor’s Star or Day-Old Bread?

RJ Morris Candidate Pool, Engagement and Satisfaction, Executive Search, Outmatch, Pop Culture, Recruiting, RJ Morris

In the Talent Acquisition world, hiring a big name player from a competitor can be a huge “get,” or it can backfire. “What do you mean, RJ?  I thought hiring stars was what we want.”  My answer is sometimes.  Two examples from the press recently show how different scenarios play out. First, the good hire. United Airlines recently hired a …

5 Truths About Detail Orientation In the People You Hire

Kris Dunn Engagement and Satisfaction, Good HR, Kris Dunn, Organizational Development, Recruiting

My company gets the opportunity to be involved in thousands of hires ever year.  It’s an interesting test tube, especially since we help other companies hire.  So, it’s not our culture we’re hiring for most of the time, but the individual cultures of the client who partner with Kinetix. As part of that, I’ve grown up a little bit related …

HR Creepiness – Don’t Be That Guy (Gal)

Paul Hebert Change Management, Engagement and Satisfaction, Good HR, HR, HR Tech, Paul Hebert

Clowns. It’s probably been a long time since you gave clowns a second thought. But now, with the Presidential election and headlines like this from my neck of the woods – “Creepy details released in South Carolina clown sightings”– you probably are thinking about clowns more often. BTW – best line from the clown article link is this: “They told the …

5 Ways Managers of People Can Make It All About Their Employees

Kris Dunn Employee Coaching, Employee Communications, Employee Engagement, Engagement and Satisfaction, Good HR, Kris Dunn, Learning and Development, meridan, Meridian

Got a good session coming up on Wednesday at 1pm ET (October 11) at the Meridian Learning and Development Hangout Series called “How Leaning Can Reframe Managers As Career Agents” (click on the link to register). The focus of what we’ll talk about are the biggest keys in terms of employees feeling like managers are agents for their career.  It’s pretty simple – …

Is Pointing out a Problem More Valuable Than Fixing it? Asking for a Friend…

Paul Hebert Communication, Employee Engagement, Engagement and Satisfaction, HR, HR Technology, Paul Hebert

A lot is written on employee engagement. Probably too much. Check that. Not probably, actually. As an HR pro and someone your company probably relies on for engagement ideas, I know you struggle. I know that even though most engagement problems exist in the three feet of air between an employee and their manager, you are still the one responsible …

Peyton Manning Syndrome: Over-Exposing High Potential Talent

RJ Morris Coaching, Communication, Culture, Engagement and Satisfaction, Good HR, Leadership, Learning and Development, Outmatch, RJ Morris

If you’re looking for more thoughts on how to develop talent, join FOT for our webinar on Using Assessments to Build Your Superteam (click this link to register). You’re there, deep in conversation, counseling a high potential early in her career. She wants to move up, and you think she has the chops.  You want to give her the opportunity to …

Low Employee Performance May Actually Be HR’s Fault

Paul Hebert Employee Coaching, Employee Communications, Employee Engagement, Engagement and Satisfaction, HR, Paul Hebert, Performance

It strikes me that HR has had a long history of low self-esteem. How else do you explain the plethora of articles and blog posts calling for the end of HR, or the Re-imagining of HR, or the Re-purposing of HR, or the Re-HR-ing of HR? Blogger reputations have been made, and lost, making fun of HR. (I was going …

Getting Change To Stick

Guest: Ed Baldwin Change, Change Management, Ed Baldwin, Engagement and Satisfaction, Innovation

Everyone is either leading change or trying to adapt to it. Very little in our world today remains constant. And yet, change is hard for all of us. Any change is hard, but large scale change can be particularly challenging.  Change is in front of us every waking moment of our day, from the new brand of coffee you thought you …

It’s High Time We Give Up the Ghost on Employee Engagement

John Hollon Bad HR, Employee Communications, Employee Engagement, employee experience, Engagement and Satisfaction, John Hollon

Aren’t we all sick and tired of employee engagement? I know I am. I’ve been writing about it for years (here’s one from July 2010), and the story never changes. A great many consultants and companies have gotten involved in helping organizations get more engaged employees, and a great deal of time and money has been spent. It should have really helped, …

What Is the Next HR Phase?

Paul Hebert Employee Engagement, employee experience, Employment Branding and Culture, Engagement and Satisfaction, Good HR, HR, Paul Hebert

This is a post that asks a simple question. What will the next phase of HR be? Right now we’re in the “Engagement” phase. Everyone is focused on employee engagement as the panacea for corporate performance. We’ve been through a few phases over the years and I’m feeling that itch on my left ear means “the times they are a-changing.” …