Bobby Petrino, Hiring Manager, Thought HR Was Way Too Slow

Not sure who Bobby Petrino is?  He’s the former Arkansas football Coach who was fired for a variety of things – hiring a mistress (former volleyball player at Arkansas), giving… Get the Rest

The HR Gift Giving Guide (for your most annoying employees)

It's that time of year again. The time of year where we hand out holiday bonuses and wish we could give people what they really deserve. A swift

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

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

Bad Benefits Disguised as Perks…

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

Job Seeking, Dating and Time Off Policies: How to Cut Through the B.S. …

As a potential job candidate one of the toughest things to do is to really assess if the culture of the company you're thinking of joining is really

5 New Rules For Employee Referral Programs….

First off, can we all agree on a couple of things? 1. Candidates hired through employee referrals tend to be better hires than those hires not coming from referrals. Are

You Did a Bang-Up Job, Salesman!

We reward our sales people in big ways. They have the highest commission scale in town, they get paid on the front and back of each car deal, and they

You’re Not As Smart As You Think… But Neither Am I

Over the past couple of months since I proposed saying Bye-Bye Performance Ratings and Pay for Performance as you can imagine I've been getting all sorts of opinions

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

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

Our Employees Are Addicted to Rewards

We can prattle on and on about whether intrinsic or extrinsic rewards are best. We can cite Dan Pink and we can cite the Incentive Research Foundation. We