Weak-Link vs. Strong-Link Employee Programs

Holland Dombeck McCue Culture, Holland Dombeck, HR, Organizational Development, Recruiting, Succession Planning

On a recent road trip to Kentucky to watch my FSU Seminoles get absolutely slaughtered on the football field, I hopped on the Malcolm Gladwell Revisionist History podcast train. The podcast is a ten episode series where Gladwell revisits and reinterprets something from the past that has been universally misunderstood. My Little Hundred Million is the third episode in a …

Development Plans For HiPos: Complicated

Kris Dunn Engagement and Satisfaction, Innovation, Kris Dunn, Learning and Development, Organizational Development, Succession Planning, T+D

Let’s face it, most of you have high potentials at your company. Whether they work for you directly or are part of your extended team, they’re there.  Also, you may or may not have a formal succession plan in place and even if you do, you may or may not have told them they’re a part of it. Translation: Thinking …

WAIT, THIS IS ISN’T ABOUT ZAPPOS: But Someone Else Will Pay You To Leave If You’re That Miserable…

Kris Dunn HR, Kris Dunn, Succession Planning

Remember a few years back when we all went gaga in HR about Zappos? When they were offering new hires getting ready to graduate new hire training a couple grand to leave if they didn’t think they were a fit?  You know you do.  You love Zappos. HR people love them some Zappos.  I was at the WorkHuman conference put …

Talent Acquisition is a Zero-Sum Game

Tim Sackett Audacious Ideas, Business Development, Contingent Workforce, Digital Interviewing, Good HR, HR, Selection, Succession Planning, Tim Sackett

There is a mathematical concept called Zero-Sum. What is says is basically when one person, organization, etc. will gain, there is an equal loss by another person, organization, etc. of that exact same amount. An example might be market share of a corporation: If GM has 17% market share of U.S. car buyers, and it gains 1% to 18% total market …

The 5 Ps of Delivery

Holland Dombeck McCue Always Be Closing, Holland Dombeck, HR (& Life!) Advice, Succession Planning

It’s 6:30 in the morning, and I’m just getting around to writing my post for today. I originally carved out time in my week to draft it the evening before—my normal approach—but around 8pm last night as I was saddling up to my desk, I was struck down with Bridesmaids level food poisoning.  Have you ever had food poisoning? I’ve …

Camping, Stag Beer and Succession Planning

RJ Morris Driving Productivity, Good HR, HR, RJ Morris, Succession Planning

My grandpa used to sit on the back porch, drinking Stag beer and sharing his life philosophies with anyone who would listen. Drinking and philosophizing. Good work if you can get it.  These pearls of wisdom usually involved a type of sociological classification. He would sit in his rocking chair and trot out gems like: You either love cats or …

You Have So Much Potential

William Tincup Audacious Ideas, Culture, Driving Productivity, Engagement and Satisfaction, Good HR, Leadership, Learning and Development, Organizational Development, Recognition, Retention, Succession Planning, Talent Strategy, William Tincup

If you were MENSA eligible, would you join the organization? For me, the answer is a resounding NO. The main reason is… it would screw with me, and it would hinder my ability to have relationships with normal people. See… normal people. WTF. If you’re smart, turns out, you know it. Having an outside, third-party objective organization tell you that …

Succession Planning Case Studies: GM Solid, Microsoft Sucky

RJ Morris Bad HR, Good HR, Leadership, Pop Culture, Recruiting, RJ Morris, Succession Planning, Uncategorized

An HR nerd like me sees news from the business world dealing with hiring, succession and promotional decisions as fascinating. Big public companies allow you a peek into how decisions are made and how good or how bad they are in these key areas. Last week, Dan Akerson, the current CEO of GM, decided he wanted to accelerate his retirement …

WEBINAR: Do You Build Your Company Around People Who Can “Fake it Until They Make It”?

Kris Dunn Candidate Pool, HR, Succession Planning, T+D, Webinar

CLICHE ALERT:  Stop me when you’ve heard these before… “We really are looking to hire smart people…” “Smart people figure things out….” “Smart people aren’t afraid of change..” Blah, blah, blah… The problem with all that?  The definition of smart people. Most people think that being smart is about IQ, most often demonstrated by academic achievement. If you’re trying to …

Ending the Fiction of Lifetime Employment

Steve Gifford Audacious Ideas, Books, Career Paths, Change, Culture, Giving Notice, Personal Brand, Retention, Steve Gifford, Succession Planning

You probably aren’t working in the last job you’ll ever have.  Heck, there’s a good chance you’re not even in the single digits of employers before you retire.  So, why do we pretend that we are? That’s the interesting issue that is posed in this month’s Harvard Business Review, entitled Tours of Duty: The New Employer-Employee Contract.  The authors lay …