If Playboy Can Give Up Nudity, You Can Toss An Outdated Vacation Policy

Kathy Rapp Audacious Ideas, Change, Change Management, Culture, Employee Engagement, Engagement and Satisfaction, Executive Search, HR, Innovation, Job Market, Kathy Rapp, Leadership, Making Offers, Negotiation, Policies, Recruiting, Total Rewards, War for Talent

“I only read it for the articles” may soon be true for Playboy fans! Playboy has officially announced it will be PG-13 as of 2016 and no longer print nude pictures of women. As CNN reports: “This isn’t a story about nudity; it’s a story about disruption and innovation. Times, tastes and technology have changed everything. Even at 89, Hugh …

Need Motivation? Mark Cuban Can Help.

Kathy Rapp Coaching, Communication, Employee Engagement, Engagement and Satisfaction, HR & Sports, Influence, Kathy Rapp, Leadership, Learning, Learning and Development, Performance, Sports, Talent Strategy, Total Rewards, Training and Development

I think about the various things that motivate me and most are internally vs. externally driven.  For example, getting up at 5am five days a week to workout isn’t because I want to be first at the gym. It’s because I relieve stress and increase my happiness breaking a good sweat… and, secondarily, I don’t want to have to oil …

Holiday Giving For Employees – It’s Not That Simple

Paul Hebert Compensation/Cash Money, Employee Communications, Employee Engagement, Employee Relations, Engagement and Satisfaction, Influence, Paul Hebert, Performance, Recognition, Total Rewards

I have two kids… actually they are no longer kids but young adults—21 and 23. When they were 6 and 4, buying them gifts for Christmas was easy. Make the boxes big and the number plentiful. As long as there was stuff under the tree we pretty much had Christmas whupped. As they got older, they got more discerning. Now …

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 …

Would say $500/month be enough to get you to move closer to the office?

Steve Boese Audacious Ideas, Benefits, HR, Steve Boese, Total Rewards

The recent ‘working from home’ kerfuffle that sprang from Yahoo’s decision to end all remote working arrangements and Best Buy’s move to end their ROWE program at their corporate HQ, (while technically not a ‘remote work’ program, certainly resulted in lots of people working remotely), has seemed to die down for the moment, seemingly drowned out by a combination of March Madness, …

1st Time Job Regrets

Tim Sackett Candidate Pool, Career Paths, College Recruiting, Compensation/Cash Money, Generations, Interviewing, Job Market, Job Seeker Advice, Laurie Ruettimann, Negotiation, Onboarding, Recruiting, SHRM, Social Recruiting, Tim Sackett, Total Rewards, Trench HR, Work Life Balance, Working With Recruiters

how can i get back with my ex girlfriend One of the most read blog posts I've written in the last two years is: How To 'Really' Get An Entry Level Job.  It's pretty basic, straightforward advice on how I would go about finding an entry level job, if I was just coming out of college.  One piece of advice …

Celebrate Rarely. Grind Daily.

Tim Sackett Driving Productivity, Engagement and Satisfaction, Generations, HR, Influence, Leadership, Organizational Development, Paul Hebert, Performance, Recognition, SHRM, Tim Sackett, Total Rewards, Trench HR

bad credit need a home I was driving recently, can't remember where, and listening to the radio when the commentator I was listening to (again, can't remember who) said this: “Celebrate rarely, but grind daily.” The commentator said this when commenting about his own beliefs.  He doesn't think you should celebrate all the time (but, Tim, celebrations are important – …

Do What You Love! Or don’t…

Tim Sackett Generations, Good HR, HR, Influence, Negotiation, Recognition, SHRM, Tim Sackett, Total Rewards, Trench HR, War for Talent

As an HR Professional I can’t tell you how many times over the past 2 decades I’ve either read or listen to some conference speaker go on poetically about how you need to “do what you love to at work.”  I’ve always called bullshit on this concept.  I’ve probably called bullshit because every single person that has told me this, …