Looking for Diversity? Look for a Difference of Opinion Not Value.

Paul Hebert Culture, Diversity, Innovation, Paul Hebert

Today’s market place moves quickly.  Almost too quickly.  Making a living, making a profit requires individuals and companies to think fast and adjust course with cheetah-like speed.  Innovation is the “new normal.”  (I just needed to throw in the newest overused phrase to feel like a business hipster.) Innovation is a function of diversity.  Innovation almost always comes from an amalgam of …

Encouraging Your Employees To Shack Up Together…

Kris Dunn Innovation, Kris Dunn

Not a love shack, an innovation shack.  You thought something else? Sorry about that… The fun thing about doing HRD for a company, that's not afraid to think outside the box, has to be the possibilities.  Look around you and combine what you know with what's going on in the world, or more specifically, pop culture.  Case in point – …

The Time Has Come for Upper Management to Offer Long-Term Contracts to Talent Management Pros

Josh Letourneau Compensation/Cash Money, Innovation, Joshua Letourneau

We’ve reached a very interesting inflection point in the Talent Management world today.  There is no simpler way to put it than to be as straightforward as possible: Upper Management is demanding more of HR, notably Talent Acquisition and Organizational Development.  In fact, the following visual illustrates two critical gaps in perception that are at the root of our crossroads …

People Don’t Hate Change – They Hate You Trying to Change Them

Paul Hebert Driving Productivity, Engagement and Satisfaction, Innovation, Paul Hebert

There is a post on the Manage Smarter website this week that states that 1/3rd of all employees cannot adapt to change at work.  That caught my attention.  33% can’t change.  But dig deeper.  Read further into the description of the study.  The study took findings from a survey of 100 senior human resource professionals across North America. The survey …

College is Becoming Unaffordable, So Get Ready to Innovate People!!!

Jessica Lee Candidate Pool, Driving Productivity, Innovation, Jessica Lee

So you heard that we’re in the middle of a recession right? Okay, so yes, we all knew this before it was made “official” last week. For recruiting and HR pros, a recession means we’ve got a few challenges on our hands. Your workforce is stressed out. Productivity may be down. Business could be lagging so you might be reducing …

Career Security – Find a National Micro-Niche and Live Where You Want to Live…

Kris Dunn Career Paths, Culture, Innovation, Kris Dunn

In this world of plant closings, offshoring and general economic upheaval, I’ve become a big believer in the value of developing your personal brand.  Part of developing that personal brand is clearly communicating who you are and the value you provide those who associate with you.  Another big component to personal branding?  Finding your micro-niche. With the world shrinking daily, …

Employees Will be Part of the Matrix

Paul Hebert Career Paths, Driving Productivity, HR Technology, Innovation, Paul Hebert, Performance

“One of the most promising laboratories for the Numerati is the workplace, where every keystroke, click, and e-mail can be studied.” One would think that the above quote is from a recently found rough draft of the Orwell book 1984, but it is part of the introduction to an article about a new book by Stephen Baker called “The Numerati.”  …