negotiation

Negotiation/Influence Skills Separate Average HR Pros From Great Ones…

Tim Sackett and I reprised a deck we’ve delivered multiple times (including at SHRM National) last week on a HR Executive Magazine webinar sponsored by our friends at SumTotal Systems: How… Get the Rest

experience

In the Future, Hiring for Jobs Using “Experience” Will Be STUPID

In life, experience is important. Mark Twain put it best when he wrote: “The person that took a bull by the tail once has learned sixty or seventy

thank you

Never Underestimate the Power of “Thank You!”

I was having a little jibber jabber this evening with a close friend.  We were discussing work.  This is great, that sucks, this is new, can't believe this

human maintenance

The Human Maintenance Manual

Every piece of equipment in your office comes with a document that explains what it does, how it does it and how to trouble shoot it when it

systems of engagement

The Systems of Engagement

Okay, this is a very early stage idea. *disclaimer* *drum roll* What if employee engagement is somehow tethered to the love/hate relationships employees have with the systems they use for work? Example:

camping

Camping, Stag Beer and Succession Planning

My grandpa used to sit on the back porch, drinking Stag beer and sharing his life philosophies with anyone who would listen. Drinking and philosophizing. Good work if

rebels at work

Anarchy In The J.O.B

Anarchist: A person who rebels against any authority, established order, or ruling power. Guess what? Anarchists are alive and well in your company. And HR is SICK OF IT.

bucket list

Of Bucket Lists and B.S.

I'm not a natural born speaker---I was trained at my alma mater.  More like a trial by fire in a required speech class.  Every day of class you

FSU

In Defense Of My Alma Mater (Sub: A Quick Rant About FSU)

I’m a proud alumna of The Florida State University and have taken a lot of heat lately about it. I have taken heat in the grocery store, at

whackingday

HR Initiatives Fall Apart in the Middle

Your CEO loves HR. He is your number one fan. When it comes to initiatives such as performance management and wellness, he believes in your ideas. He knows