HR Owns This One. Bellweathers – Charlie Sheen – HR Capitalist

Paul Hebert Culture, Current Affairs, Engagement and Satisfaction, Good HR, Kris Dunn, Organizational Development, Paul Hebert, Performance, Recognition, War for Talent

You are what you eat. You are what you drive. You are where you live. You are who you put up with. Is Charlie Sheen an Employee Bellwether? At first Charlie Sheen was an interesting side note to all the crazy stuff associated with the star-laden left coast. Then he became something more. He became headline news.  He became a …

My Name is Tim Sackett, and I’m an HR Pro…

Tim Sackett Always Be Closing, Good HR, HR, Tim Sackett

I’m an HR Pro. Have you ever wondered what that really means? Like what images come to mind when someone says, “I’m an HR Pro”?  My guess is for most people outside of HR it’s probably a combination of: hiring/recruiting, training, employee related paperwork, payroll, discipline, rule maker, party planner, community relations, therapist, etc. And if you’ve been in HR for a …

The World Is Bigger and We Are Smaller – The Paradox of Recognition…

Paul Hebert Culture, Employee Relations, Engagement and Satisfaction, Good HR, Paul Hebert, Recognition, Total Rewards

When you don’t know what you don’t know, you’re very happy. If you are the best football player in a small town – you’re the best. Until you find out there is another town, a bigger town with a better football player a few miles down the road. Somehow that makes your recognition less valuable. You are no longer special. …

Pop-Up HR

Steve Boese Engagement and Satisfaction, Good HR, Steve Boese

Last month (oddly enough the day after the infamous ‘Position Accomplished’ summit put on at TheLadders), while walking down a snow covered New York City street and looking through the store windows, the series of high-end clothiers, funky hipster shops, and art galleries was broken up by an unusual and unexpected sight – a park set up inside one of …

Employee Retention – Are Surveys CAUSING the Problem or Just Reporting It?

Paul Hebert Current Affairs, Employee Communications, Good HR, Influence, Labor, Paul Hebert

Probably the most explosive statistic HR folks have been exposed to recently is the Manpower Survey announcing that 84% of employees plan to look for a job in 2011. That’s quite a few. It’s not the only place you can find that data, and it’s not just the good ol’ USA. In India the statistic is 40% who plan on quitting. …

Tampons and Employment Brand Scarcity

Tim Sackett Culture, Good HR, Tim Sackett

Yep, you read that correctly – tampons and employment branding. (Ahhh, yes. It must be Sackett’s day to write at FOT!) I was totally captured a few days ago by an article on CNN/Money about Johnson & Johnson’s o.b. Tampons and how hard women are working at finding access to this product. From the article: In January, Johnson & Johnson …

HR Interviews: The Road Goes On Forever…

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

I’ve been following Joni for what seems like years. Twitter has an equivalent to dog years, right?  If not, I suggest we use 10 years of real life to every year on/using Twitter. That will keep the math simple for us liberal arts folks. Joni and I met in person last year and she asked me to speak, Ignite-style, at one …

Clark Griswold, Breaking Woks and HR Exit Strategies

RJ Morris Change, Good HR, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, RJ Morris

You gotta love the first week of the New Year–gyms are full, treadmill salespeople are cashing mongo commission checks and Whole Foods is overrun with reformed Twinkie eaters resolving to go organic. Confidence is high after a brutal 2009 and 2010, but a lot of companies, and by extension their HR departments, are still thinking more about exit strategies than …