Managerial Skill #27: Deflating Conflict Like Corporate Gandhi

RJ Morris Audacious Ideas, Coaching, Leadership, Learning, Learning and Development, Performance, RJ Morris

Talent pros across the country have spent most of early 2016 trying to figure out how to basically just keep up. Escalating wages, tight labor markets and (mostly) good economic indicators. All we have to do is recruit and hire, retain top performers, set the right compensation, run a comprehensive but affordable benefits program and make sure everyone gets along. …

Leadership Lessons From Limp Bizkit

Kris Dunn Audacious Ideas, FOT Reads, HR, Kris Dunn, Leadership, Learning, Learning and Development

I’m Generation X.  If there was ever any doubt about that, this post should put that doubt to rest. One day last year found me rolling through airports in Baton Rouge and Philadelphia.  As I was running through the Philadelphia airport to catch a plane, I spotted a bunch of old school autographed photos on the edge of a depressing …

VIDEO: Onboarding – It’s More Than 100 Pages of New Hire Paperwork

Kris Dunn Learning

New hire paperwork and onboarding are two different things, right?! In this episode of our L&D Hangout series, our very own Kris Dunn and Dawn Burke discuss how to onboard with a purpose. Kris DunnKris Dunn is a Partner and CHRO at Kinetix, a national RPO firm for growth companies headquartered in Atlanta. He’s also the founder Fistful of Talent (founded in 2008) …

Improve Your HR Communication Skills

Laurie Ruettimann Communication, Employee Communications, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Laurie Ruettimann, Learning

I’m a full-time writer, and I’ve been helping HR leaders and HR technology vendors communicate more effectively for many years. It’s the favorite part of my job. I love rethinking the way we interact with one another, and I want to share my advice with you. First of all, most of us mistakenly feel we have good communication skills. If …

What To Do When Struggling With a Jerk at Work

Ben Olds Ben Olds, Communication, Employee Coaching, Employee Communications, Employee Relations, Harassment, HR (& Life!) Advice, Influence, Leadership, Learning, Learning and Development, Organizational Development, Personal Brand

Unfortunately, many of us will eventually have to work with someone we don’t get along with. Most of us will believe this other person is incompetent (or rude or dishonest or unqualified or whatever it is that we have a problem with), so we’ll spend the better part of the relationship simply wishing the other person would simply move along. …

5 Things Naming Your Conference Rooms Says About Your Leadership Style…

Kris Dunn Leadership, Learning

My boy Tim Sackett and I recently had the pleasure of being on the Meridian Knowledge L&D Hangout series, where we waxed poetic a bit on all things leadership.  It was a good conversation, but I want to capture one thing that was said because I think it’s incredibly interesting.  Here’s how the conversation went: Tim: Naming your company’s conference …

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 …

VIDEO: No Scrubs with Laurie Ruettimann – Does Your C-Suite Care About Onboarding?

Dawn Burke Dawn Burke, Driving Productivity, Employee Engagement, Good HR, HR, Laurie Ruettimann, Learning, Learning and Development, Onboarding, Video

On this episode of “No Scrubs,” two of my personal favorite HR personalities are talking shop related to the undying passion your C-Suite has for your company’s onboarding process… or not. Dawn Burke follows up with HR writer, speaker and strategist, Laurie Ruettimann, to hash out the topic of her latest post here on how—even if your C-Suite really doesn’t think onboarding is as important as other mission-critical objectives in …

Stop Undermining My Sweet Onboarding Game, Disgruntled Masses

Kris Dunn Always Be Closing, Audacious Ideas, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Learning, Learning and Development

It’s usually an afterthought with great hires you make. You found  a great person for your open position. You did what you were supposed to do—find great talent, engage them, sell them on the opportunity and get them to sign on the line that is dotted. You hired a great person. Congrats! There’s just this one little problem. That great …

If You Want a Culture of Feedback, You Should Measure the Sensitivity of Those You Hire

Kris Dunn FOT Reads, Good HR, HR, Kris Dunn, Learning, Learning and Development

Feedback has never been on the menu for most of us, people. Here’s a taste of what I’m talking about from the aptly-named Tim Sackett Project: Here are the types of “critical” feedback people can handle: “You’re doing a good job, would love it if you could get that big project off the ground. That would really help us out!” …