Thongs Need Not Apply…

Kathy Rapp Generations, Kathy Rapp

There was an article in the Denver Business Journal that caught my eye recently – “Generations clash over tattoos, body piercings in the workplace”.   So, what is all the fuss – especially in Denver (not the most conservative of towns)?  Essentially the article talked about tattoos and piercings becoming more mainstream and how employers are dealing (or not) with the shift in attitudes …

40% of Twitter Posts are “Pointless Babble”… What’s Your Point?

Tim Sackett Driving Productivity, Engagement and Satisfaction, Generations, Tim Sackett

Pear Analytics recently released a study based on measuring random tweets to come up with their very analytical observation that 40% of all tweets are, in their words, “pointless babble.”  Another 38% of the tweets were characterized as “conversational” and a full 8% were deemed “moderately interesting.”  A full 10% were either spam or self-promotion (which I view as the …

Dude, You’ve Got a Culture Issue, Not a Gen Y Problem!!!

Jessica Lee Engagement and Satisfaction, Generations, Jessica Lee, Onboarding, Retention

So, put yourself in my shoes as I was asked this question last week: "The culture at my company doesn't really work for Gen Y kids. When we give feedback, most times it's direct and to the point. We tell you what's wrong or what needs to change, and then people go and change. Now we have younger employees who want more when …

Fixing the Annual Performance Review – I Recommend More Work for HR Folks

Paul Hebert Culture, Generations, Paul Hebert, Performance, Retention

While HR may not be the one doing all the work each year, traditionally they are the "cops" that track and manage it.  The "it" I'm referring to is the annual performance appraisal.  While the individual manager is typically responsible for their team's individual reviews, the HR folks are the ones checking their list twice to make sure every employee …

And The Quickest Way for Gen Y to Alienate an Employer Is…

Kris Dunn Generations, Kris Dunn

So, by now, you know everything you need to know about Gen Y in the workplace.  Their likes, their dislikes, how they're different from you and me, how they like hot butter on their breakfast toast… Whoops.. Wrong generation… Seriously, you know it all about Gen Y.  That means bloggers like me shouldn't do 1,500 word manifestos on how to manage …

Why Evil HR Types Block All Social Media at Your Company….

Kris Dunn Culture, Driving Productivity, Engagement and Satisfaction, Generations, HR Technology, Kris Dunn

Why do evil HR types get the heebie jeebies when it comes to allowing access to social media?  All you need to know is the Twitter message below… More comments after the jump, once this one soaks in a bit… Now, the guy who twittered this is probably a great employee.  Sure, stuff like this can happen via email, but …

Social Media to Replace Recruiters? Right, Just Like Robots Are Doing All the Work Today….

Kris Dunn Generations, HR Technology, Kris Dunn, Social Media, Sourcing

I love it when lame studies project the elimination of an entire industries.  Ever see the movie 2001?  Weren't we all supposed to be chilling at this point, allowing the computers and robots to do all the work, while we moved toward the plane called self-actualization?  Right.. I know… We're still doing the work. That sucks, but hey, it's job security. Here's …