HR Plays Too Much Defense…

Paul Hebert Bad HR, Culture, Good HR, HR, Innovation, Paul Hebert, Seat at the Table, Sports

Since @timsackett and @steveboese and @kris_dunn use sports analogies to talk HR, I thought I’d try to slide in and sit at the cool kids’ table with my own little sports discussion. Defense is about not losing… What I mean by that is anecdotally I see HR as a function that “protects” the company.  From monitoring legal issues, making sure people fill …

Bust Out Your Calculators! It’s Open Enrollment.

wellnesssucks Bad HR, Compensation/Cash Money, Culture, Employee Relations, Good HR, Tanya Barham, Trench HR, wellness

Ohhhhhhh yes.  It’s that time of year again.  HR and Benefits know that this is the time of year when employees need to make some important choices about their benefits plans. These are choices that, in the unfortunate event that someone might need to actually use a big chunk of health care, can have some pretty serious financial consequences for …

Worst Health Advice Ever? Don’t Rush Back…

Tim Sackett Benefits, Compensation/Cash Money, Driving Productivity, Good HR, Performance, Tim Sackett, wellness

I had surgery recently (yes, KD and JLee made me sign a release form about my health information in order to be HIPAA compliant, don’t you worry) and had to spend a few days in the hospital and some time at home recovering. The interesting part of the entire experience was the “negotiation” of my time off with my doctor.  …

“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 …