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, …

Can Autonomy Mastery and Purpose Work in Today’s Business Environment?

Paul Hebert Compensation/Cash Money, Employee Communications, Employee Relations, Employment Branding and Culture, Engagement and Satisfaction, Influence, Organizational Development, Paul Hebert, Performance, Total Rewards

We’ve all been beat over the head for the last 18 months or so with the idea that incentives don’t work.  We’ve watched Wall Street bonuses become the “it girl” for bad incentives.  We’ve read and listened to Dan Pink talk about how incentives are not the best way to drive performance in an organization.  As HR people we get …

Bad Benefits Disguised as Perks…

Jason Pankow HR Tech, Jason Pankow, Total Rewards

The technology world is an interesting space for talent. Competition is fierce. We would all love to rely on our products and the innovation that happens within our teams. But, the fact still remains that we need to compete in other ways as well. We all pay well. Some companies offer fat performance bonuses. Others pile stock awards on to …

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. …