She Shoots, She Scores: Becky Hammon and a 3-Point Play for Women In The Workplace

Guest: Nicole Plant Coaching, Current Affairs, Hiring Bias, HR, HR & Sports, in the news, Leadership, Millenial Voice

Sports is a man’s world. Do you know who won the last WNBA Final? Yeah, me either. What about how many major tennis championships Serena Williams has won? Crickets. Can you name anyone on the LPGA tour? Good luck. On August 5, Becky Hammon put another dent in the gender bias towards women when it comes to sports. Most women can’t …

The Art and Science of Managing the Employee Side Hustle

Steve Boese Career Paths, Engagement and Satisfaction, HR, HR & Sports, Steve Boese

I must still have the NBA Summer League and basketball on the brain, (for more info and background of what I am talking about, see Kris Dunn’s post on the HR Capitalist here, and mine over on my blog here), so when I saw this headline, NBA star Carmelo Anthony turns investor, co-founds M7 Tech Partners, I knew I had …

3 Hard Interview Lessons Learned Johnny Football Style

Kathy Rapp Current Affairs, Hiring Managers, HR & Sports, Interviewing, Kathy Rapp, Personal Brand, Recruiting, Social Media, Sports

Johnny “Football” Manziel just experienced the toughest interview process of his life: the NFL Draft.  After much hype about being picked #1—or at the very least going in the top 10—Johnny waited, and waited and waited. It was painful and yet, predictable. When Cleveland finally grabbed him at the #22 slot you could sense the collective relief… and realization he …

Your Worst Employee Thinks He’s a Superstar

Laurie Ruettimann Bad HR, Coaching, Communication, HR & Sports, Laurie Ruettimann

Go ahead and buy the most comprehensive and expensive talent management solution on the market. Spend hours training your supervisors to give honest and timely feedback to poorly performing employees. Document every conversation you have with coworkers who fail to meet goals and objectives on a regular basis. Your worst employee thinks he is a superstar. You know it’s true. …

Liars Should Always Be Fired

Tim Sackett Candidate Pool, Coaching, College Recruiting, HR & Sports, Resumes

It happened again last week. A college coach, who was having great success, tried to move on to bigger and better things, only to have it discovered he had lied on his resume. The details don’t even matter. We’ve seen this movie many times before. Small school coach does great, beats big schools, big schools come calling with giant offers …

Kobe Bryant and Paying Above Market Compensation

Guest: Kent Pritchett Compensation/Cash Money, Executive Search, HR & Sports, Making Offers, Performance, Salary Caps, Sports, Talent Strategy, Total Rewards

If you follow professional sports, you probably know by now that Kobe Bryant returned to the NBA in December, played six games, and has been back out with injuries since then.  Bryant hasn’t really made any substantial on-court contributions to his team—the Lakers—since tearing his Achilles tendon last April (while my game is not quite as high-flying/scoring-centric as Kobe’s, this is the injury I …

What’s Driving Compensation In Your Market?

Guest: Kent Pritchett Benefits, Compensation/Cash Money, Hiring Bias, HR & Sports, Payroll, You Want Me To Pay For What!?

LeBron James famously once said that he was going to take his talents to South Beach to play for the Miami Heat. That was three years ago and the results have been pretty good since then—assuming you call two championships, two MVPs and an Olympic gold medal pretty good. His reasons why were pretty clear: there are worse places to …