Business Travel Will Expand Your Horizons

Laurie Ruettimann Audacious Ideas, Business Development, Culture, Employment Law, Labor, Laurie Ruettimann, Learning

I’m about to visit Havana on a cultural exchange mission. America is sending over some of its best and brightest HR leaders to talk about staffing, workplace issues, and labor market concerns. Should be an interesting trip. Cuba wonders why the hell we’re not sending back Beyonce and Jay Z! Americans don’t know Cuba. My in-laws honeymooned in Havana in …

That’s What The Money Is For

Kris Dunn Compensation/Cash Money, Employee Coaching, Employee Communications, HR & Marketing, HR (& Life!) Advice, Kris Dunn, Labor, Training and Development

With your best people, there’s always a rub that emerges. Who owns the idea? Let me rephrase: You can have the best people that are just really good at making the trains run on time, and there’s tons of value in that. But the ones that have the most value are always the ones that are true idea generators. Companies, …

Calling the 2016 Presidential Election for HR!

Laurie Ruettimann Audacious Ideas, HR, Labor, Laurie Ruettimann

Last week, I spoke with HR and recruiting professionals in Omaha. Have you been there? It’s nice—if you like chain restaurants, which I do. Give me sweet potato fries and some good customer service, and I’m a happy gal on the road. So I was in Omaha, last week, seated at the bar of a chain restaurant when some dude looked at …

The Holy Grail Of Performance Management? I Think It’s Performance vs. Potential

Kris Dunn Kris Dunn, Labor, Performance, Talent Strategy

The chart pictured above is called the Performance vs. Potential Grid.  I think it’s the Holy Grail of Performance Management. I know—Holy Grail is a strong word, but I think it fits when it comes to the Performance vs. Potential matrix, also known by some as the 9-Box Grid. Notice that I’m not talking about performance review formats, rating scales, approaches to competencies, scorecards, metrics or any …

Six Ways To Make Your Recruiting/Talent Metrics More Strategic – And Make Managers Own Their New Hires

Kris Dunn FOT Reads, Good HR, Hiring Bias, HR, Interviewing, Kris Dunn, Labor, Metrics, Performance

Let’s face it—the recruiting metrics you use at your company are either non-existent or stale.  Sure, you tried to roll out the basics—time to hire, cost per hire—but all that did was put the focus on your HR/Recruiting function, not the people who actually make the final hiring decision.  Flash forward 12 months since the launch of those basic recruiting …

Good to Great: Thinking About Employee Development Plans for Your Team…

Kris Dunn Audacious Ideas, Candidate Pool, Career Paths, Coaching, Employee Coaching, Employee Communications, FOT Reads, Good HR, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Interviewing, Kris Dunn, Labor, Leadership, Learning and Development, Performance, T+D

You expect me to give it to you straight, right?  Of course you do. The biggest lie that HR ever told the world is that it’s important to treat people equally.  That’s important to the people who manage risk, but not to the people who are responsible for organizational results and performance. You know the reality.  20% of your employees …

Why the Tony Robbins “You Can Be Great” Employee Goal-Setting Approach is BS

Kris Dunn Coaching, Driving Productivity, Employee Coaching, Engagement and Satisfaction, FOT Reads, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Influence, Kris Dunn, Labor, Leadership, Performance, T+D, Talent Strategy, Training and Development, Workforce Management Articles

FOT Note: This Rant is brought to you by the good folks at Halogen Software, who like us enough to be an annual sponsor at FOT for all content in our performance management track (and don’t expect that we run any of this by them ahead of time). They’re also up for having fun to the extent that they’re sponsoring a …

White People and Political Correctness

Kris Dunn Audacious Ideas, Communication, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, in the news, Kris Dunn, Labor, Leadership, Learning, politics

The first thing I want you to know is that this post has nothing to do with with things you might expect based on the title.  Let me give you some examples of things this post is not about: —Ferguson, MO or any of the fallout from that situation (Are there any moderates in this situation I should be reading?) …

Are You Suffering From PTDD?

Chelsea Rowe Change, Chelsea Rowe, Driving Productivity, Engagement and Satisfaction, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Labor

So, you spent the last few days binge eating turkey, mashed potatoes and (the ever so aptly named) stuffing. You even spent a few hours basking in the glory of family, at least until the pleasantries expired and your mother-in-law opted to rearrange your living room… again. The turkey and in-laws are gone, you’ve pulled out your holiday sweaters, returned the couch to its proper location, …