Employee Engagement Day

Paul Hebert Coaching, Employee Coaching, Employee Engagement, Employee Relations, Good HR, Paul Hebert, Performance, Recognition

Sunday is Mother’s Day. The one day a year many of us recognize the 20+ years of service and effort Mom (or Mum as they say on the other side of the pond) put into making sure you were a contributor to society and not a drag on it. Sunday is the one day a year that you tell her …

Talent Swag: Transparency in Identifying Leadership Potential

Guest: Michael Lamm Business Development, Coaching, Employee Coaching, HR, Leadership, Learning and Development, Recognition, Talent Management Power Rankings, Training and Development

Okay, let me start by saying I’m a pretty young guy and I feel as though I’m “hip to the jive.” I can also admit that some nights I sit with my fiancée and, without complaint, watch a full hour of E! News. But, what the heck is “swag?” When you turn to the millennial man’s best friend, Google, you …

What Does HR Have To Unlearn?

Paul Hebert Change, Good HR, HR, Organizational Development, Paul Hebert, Policies, Recognition, Retention, Seat at the Table

I’ve been taking stock of the news about HR lately and trying to find a pattern in it.  I did. The pattern I found is the new topics about HR today are exactly the same as they were the day before, and the day before that, and the year before that, etc.  In other words – there is nothing new …

Have We Eliminated Real Recognition?

Paul Hebert Communication, Culture, Employment Branding and Culture, Engagement and Satisfaction, HR Technology, Paul Hebert, Performance, Recognition, Training and Development

The blogosphere is full to the brim with studies, research, tea leaves and astrology charts that say employee engagement drives business success and that recognition drives engagement.  It is the siren’s call of 2011 and beyond.  Almost every HR person I talk with has engagement in one form or another on their to-do list.  In many cases it is about …

Celebrate Rarely. Grind Daily.

Tim Sackett Driving Productivity, Engagement and Satisfaction, Generations, HR, Influence, Leadership, Organizational Development, Paul Hebert, Performance, Recognition, SHRM, Tim Sackett, Total Rewards, Trench HR

bad credit need a home I was driving recently, can't remember where, and listening to the radio when the commentator I was listening to (again, can't remember who) said this: “Celebrate rarely, but grind daily.” The commentator said this when commenting about his own beliefs.  He doesn't think you should celebrate all the time (but, Tim, celebrations are important – …

Quit Worrying About Employee Engagement

Paul Hebert Employee Relations, Engagement and Satisfaction, HR, Organizational Development, Paul Hebert, Performance, Recognition

It’s a Saturday.  Who reads HR blogs on Saturday? The more important question to ask is “who has two thumbs and WRITES posts for Saturday?”  This guy. Yup.  It’s Saturday and I’m up early because I didn’t plan my week well and didn't get this done on Thursday, or Friday.  My bad.  Maybe your good?  But that is the story …

Employee Engagement is a 2-Way Street

Paul Hebert Employee Communications, Employee Relations, Employment Branding and Culture, Engagement and Satisfaction, Paul Hebert, Performance, Recognition, War for Talent

We've all seen the studies.  Employee engagement is down.  Employees are more disengaged than in any time since we banged rocks together to make music.  Employees are less satisfied.  Employees are going to jump ship. I say let’em. If… and that’s a big if… you've done your homework and understand what drives engagement in an organization then maybe it’s time you let …

3 Things Our Employees Hate to Do

Tim Sackett Change, Communication, Culture, Employee Coaching, Employee Communications, Employee Relations, Employment Branding and Culture, Engagement and Satisfaction, Good HR, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Influence, Leadership, Organizational Development, Performance, Policies, Recognition, SHRM, Tim Sackett

Do you ever feel like a Mom/Dad to your employees?  Wait, let me rephrase that – Do you ever not feel like a Mom/Dad to your employees?!  HR Pros tend to act in that manner in many ways, and usually our employees hate us for it. Don't do this, do this, sign this, bring this into work – we ask …

Employment Branding: Resources to Get the Recognition You Deserve!

Steve Gifford Always Be Closing, Business Development, Communication, Employee Communications, Employment Branding and Culture, Recognition, Steve Gifford

Bookmark this list and save it to get credit for the good things you’re doing anyway. We at FOT are focusing on your EVP this month, culminating in the Bootstrap Your Employment Brand the FOT Way webinar  (tickets are still available, but going fast!).  As great as you might think your employment brand is, though, external validation helps with these things. You’ve …

Do What You Love! Or don’t…

Tim Sackett Generations, Good HR, HR, Influence, Negotiation, Recognition, SHRM, Tim Sackett, Total Rewards, Trench HR, War for Talent

As an HR Professional I can’t tell you how many times over the past 2 decades I’ve either read or listen to some conference speaker go on poetically about how you need to “do what you love to at work.”  I’ve always called bullshit on this concept.  I’ve probably called bullshit because every single person that has told me this, …