“DEAD MAN WALKING!”… HR Rockstars Need to Lead the Way in Cool Employee Exit Strategies…

Dawn Burke Culture, Dawn Hrdlica, Employee Relations, Engagement and Satisfaction, Giving Notice, Good HR

So after ten years at one company… I left for a new job. Transition is on my mind in a big way.  In a BIG way.   So I was talking to Kris Dunn (who coincidentally was also in transition) and he related his last weeks of work as a “Dead Man Walking.”  Referring to that silent, awkward period after you turn …

The One-Eyed HR Professional in the Land of the Blind…

Paul Hebert Change, Engagement and Satisfaction, Good HR, HR, Influence, Paul Hebert, Performance, Total Rewards

“If ever there were a moment for companies to be experimenting with how they organise and motivate their employees, now would seem to be it. Businesses are being yanked in every direction by the forces of recession, emerging markets and new technology. Psychologists and economists are collaborating as never before to expand the field of behavioural economics, to tell us …

Belly Dancers + HR Professionals = Awesome… Meet Carol McDaniel…

William Tincup Good HR, HR, Trench HR, William Tincup

The moment I arrived at Moroccan Night at the HR Florida conference… I knew I was going to witness something special. Henna tattoos – check, palm readers – check, open bar – check, belly dancers in the flesh AND on the big screen – double check.  OMFG.  All my HR sensibilities were completely challenged… in a good way.  The event, …

Follow This Guy or We’ll Kill This Puppy… Says William Tincup…

William Tincup Good HR, Profiles, Trench HR, William Tincup

NOTE – Welcome to a new little feature on FOT featuring, well, you. Our friend, William Tincup, a seasoned marketing, branding exec in the talent management space is hopping around the US, talking to every day HR and recruiting folks about life in the trenches whether it’s in a corporate, agency or consulting setting… and not folks trying to hawk …

HR, Data and Good Ideas Three Years Too Late

RJ Morris Candidate Pool, Good HR, Metrics, Recruiting, RJ Morris

So, the CEO comes to your office and asks you, the Talent Acquisition pro, “Which competitor’s employees do well when we hire them to work over here? And what’s the best university we recruit from? Last thing: Do marketing majors or communications majors seem to do better here?” I think most recruiting folks can probably answer those questions using some …

Simple HR

Andy Porter Andy Porter, Driving Productivity, Good HR, Performance

If you saw my last post, you know that I recently took a trip to Ghana primarily to do something good and help out those in need.  Somewhat surprisingly, the trip had the unintended consequence of really causing me to think about all sorts of things – life, relationships, work and simple living.  During my late night web surfing sessions, …

Welcoming Back Rehires — The Sacred Boomerang Ceremony

Marisa Keegan Candidate Pool, Culture, Employee Communications, Engagement and Satisfaction, Good HR, Marisa Keegan, Recognition, Recruiting

What would happen at your organization if you and an employee parted ways and they then decided one year, two years, three years later that they wanted to come back? At Kahler Slater, not only do they accept employees back (the good ones of course) but they believe that having a strong employee come back is reason to celebrate. John …