Are You Juicing? Some Common HR PEDs.

Andy Porter Andy Porter, Bad HR, Metrics

Last week 7-time Tour de France Lance Armstrong gave up his fight against the doping allegations that have been swirling around him for years and as a result he was stripped of his Tour titles.  Lance is just one many athletes in recent years – Roger Clemens, Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire to name a few- who have come under fire …

The HR Olympics

Tim Sackett Benefits, Compensation/Cash Money, Conferences, Culture, Diversity, Employee Coaching, Employee Communications, Employee Relations, Games, Good HR, Harassment, Hiring Managers, HR, Innovation, Making Offers, Metrics, Onboarding, Organizational Development, Recruiting, SHRM, Sourcing, Succession Planning, T+D, Tim Sackett

Oh, I got me some Olympic Fever!  The Summer Olympics are the best – it’s like NCAA Tournament time but with sports we only care about once every four years!  This Summer Olympics I’m even more invested than usual because we have a local athlete from our hometown of DeWitt, MI, Gymnast Jordyn Weiber, competing, so I expect I’ll be …

The One Thang

William Tincup Engagement and Satisfaction, Metrics, Trench HR, William Tincup

Last week I was in Miami speaking at the 8th Annual HR Metrics Summit.  My session kicked off the event.  I was, of course, awesomesauce.  Well, that isn’t completely true.  I tried something different with this session.  Only 30 minutes of prep… I wanted to free flow the discussion.  Think: comedy improv meets HR conference.  Quite frankly, I wanted to …

Reduce Your Employees to a Number

Steve Gifford Metrics, Steve Gifford

Don’t worry, 95436, I’m not talking about you… oh, you’re 95463?  Sorry, you totally look like a 36. Anyway, don’t worry; I’m not trying to de-humanize human resources.  Instead, I’m talking about finding that perfect employee metric.  But I’m fairly sure that if I put the word “metric” in the heading, I’ll lose most of this audience. You already know …

The Secret to Successful HR Projects

Tim Sackett Bad HR, Change, Communication, Employee Communications, Employee Relations, Good HR, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, HR Technology, Innovation, Leadership, Metrics, Onboarding, Performance, Recognition, Recruiting, Relocation, SHRM, Sourcing, Succession Planning, T+D, Tim Sackett

I think the world is broken into two types of people: 1. People who do things the hard way. 2. People who let other people do things the hard way. I’m going to tell you what kind of person I am, but I actually didn’t write this piece, I shopped it out to someone on FreeLance.com for $5. The Secret …

The True Cost of Turnover Revealed!

Tim Sackett Good HR, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Influence, Leadership, Metrics, Negotiation, Seat at the Table, SHRM, The HR Profession, Tim Sackett, Trench HR

I know, I know -It’s about Damn time right! Finally, I have the answer! First let me tell you, this is a hotly debated item around HR circles – where it is next to impossible to get anyone to agree on a formula or process for determining the cost of turnover for an individual within your organization.  Don’t get me …

Measuring Employee Turnover Rate: A Bogus Statistic…

Andy Porter Andy Porter, Engagement and Satisfaction, Metrics, Retention

There have been countless articles, posts, and other musings on HR metrics and how, without metrics, HR is doomed to forever be viewed as a second-class business citizen.  And through a stroke of re-branding genius HR metrics have been transformed into HR analytics, with a whole technology industry built up to help us HR types sort our analytics out.  Admittedly, …

Think Metrics and Accountability is Lame HR? Remember The Challenger…

Dawn Burke Dawn Hrdlica, Metrics

The topic of metrics has been debated by many of the FOTers regarding the validity and/or stupidity of them  in the HR world.  Regardless where you fall in the debate, most would agree many team members throughout our organizations still struggle with pushing cohesive goals forward to achieve results.  They struggle even more having honest conversations with their teams about …

Is Employee Engagement a Sisyphean Effort?

Paul Hebert Audacious Ideas, Culture, Employee Relations, Engagement and Satisfaction, Metrics, Paul Hebert

Almost every company these days wants to create a program, a process, an intervention or an initiative that creates employee engagement.  It starts with the company paying someone for a “scientifically designed and vetted” survey instrument that gives management a “score” that can be influenced.  The score, usually somewhere between 1 and 5, or 1 and 10 – or even …