The Next Big Thing In HR

Tim Sackett Audacious Ideas, Candidate Pool, Career Paths, Change, Coaching, Giving Notice, Good HR, Hiring Managers, HR, Influence, Leadership, Organizational Development, Performance, Retention, SHRM, Succession Planning, Tim Sackett, Trench HR, War for Talent

The next big thing in HR is also the #1 thing HR sucks in.  Whether you’re feeling it or not in your organization, hiring is coming back.  That means slowly but surely the economy is getting better.  That means slowly but surely you’re going to have people retiring.  All those Baby Boomers that held on an extra 2, 3, 4 …

The Changing of the Guard: Gen Y wants a job, just not that one!

Steve Gifford Candidate Pool, Career Paths, Organizational Development, Recruiting, Steve Gifford, Succession Planning

Good news, Gen Yers — that moment we’ve been waiting for is coming! At my last job, I replaced a retiring 42-year employee.  In the last two weeks, I’ve interviewed for two additional jobs opened up by employee retirements — one of them had been with that agency 33 years. Thirty-three years.  That’s right, on her first day of work, …

Daddy, where do CEO’s come from?

Steve Gifford Candidate Pool, Career Paths, Employee Coaching, Employment Branding and Culture, Executive Search, Insourcing, Leadership, Seat at the Table, Steve Gifford, Succession Planning

Not HR, sweetie.  They don’t come from HR. Today’s posting is of the “food for thought” variety, rather than a checklist of ways to up your talent game.  I have no clear answers.  What I do know from observing outside and inside is that there are certain career paths in our companies that can lead to the corner office.  Ours …

As You Go

William Tincup Audacious Ideas, Candidate Pool, Change, Communication, Culture, Employee Communications, Employee Relations, Employment Branding and Culture, Giving Notice, Good HR, Onboarding, Outplacement, Recruiting, Relocation, Retention, Succession Planning, Training and Development, William Tincup

One of the biggest failures of the “candidate experience” dialogue is that the main point is usually lost on folks… treat people humanely. Process, products and/or people will not solve the “problem” if your core values are dark and/or meaningless. Hello, my name is Lipstick on a Pig, have we met? Don't get me wrong. I think it’s good for …

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 …

How To Tell if Your Performance Review Is Shot to Hell (Image and Webinar)

Kris Dunn Kris Dunn, Performance, Succession Planning

OK – I promised you an image up front, so here it is.   Take a look and we’ll discuss after the jump: Here’s what the image means.  If this image can’t be the end result of your performance review process, you’ve likely over-engineered what you’re doing with performance management. The image itself is pretty basic.  It’s the classic 9-box …

Succession Hiring, Average Managers and Lazy Men Playing Tennis

RJ Morris Hiring Managers, Recruiting, RJ Morris, Succession Planning, Uncategorized

On a recent visit to the park near my house, I saw four guys playing tennis at the courts next to the playground.  “Good for them,” I thought to myself.  “Early Saturday morning, and those guys are out to work up a good sweat.”  I, on the other hand, was sitting on a bench, pounding a venti latte, watching my kids play and planning …

GenY’s Succession Plan – Fire the Old Farts

Tim Sackett Audacious Ideas, Bad HR, Candidate Pool, Career Paths, Culture, Driving Productivity, Employee Coaching, Employee Relations, Generations, Influence, Job Market, Job Seeker Advice, Organizational Development, Recognition, SHRM, Succession Planning, Tim Sackett

For those who read my stuff regularly, you know I’m not a real fan of all the generational talk that goes on in our space – “GenY’s are like this, and Baby Boomers are like that, and GenXers are something totally different…”, blah, blah, blah.  It annoys me when people paint broad strokes over an entire population of people – …

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 …

FOT Quiz Time! When Does Terminating An Employee Become A Reward?

Tim Sackett Succession Planning, Tim Sackett

Answer: When your employees are pseudo union workers with individually bargained contracts! Say hello to the NFL and “retired” quarterback, Carson Palmer, of the Cincinnati Bengals. Here’s the back story: in 2010 Palmer was the starting quarterback for arguably the worst team in the NFL.  In 2005, Palmer signed, at the time, the single largest contract in NFL history ($118M …