Good to Great: Thinking About Employee Development Plans for Your Team…

Kris Dunn Audacious Ideas, Candidate Pool, Career Paths, Coaching, Employee Coaching, Employee Communications, FOT Reads, Good HR, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Interviewing, Kris Dunn, Labor, Leadership, Learning and Development, Performance, T+D

You expect me to give it to you straight, right?  Of course you do. The biggest lie that HR ever told the world is that it’s important to treat people equally.  That’s important to the people who manage risk, but not to the people who are responsible for organizational results and performance. You know the reality.  20% of your employees …

POUR SOME SUGAR ON ME: Setting Developmental Goals

Chelsea Rowe Chelsea Rowe, Driving Productivity, Employee Coaching, Employee Communications, Engagement and Satisfaction, Hiring Managers, Learning and Development, Millenial Voice, Organizational Development, Performance, T+D, Talent Management Power Rankings

To get everything done in the next year, you’re going to need your people to perform at a high level. You also know that the people who report to you have some developmental needs (fancy HR speak for they’re not as good as you need them to be). For you to accomplish everything you (and your bosses) want, you’re going to have to …

Why the Tony Robbins “You Can Be Great” Employee Goal-Setting Approach is BS

Kris Dunn Coaching, Driving Productivity, Employee Coaching, Engagement and Satisfaction, FOT Reads, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Influence, Kris Dunn, Labor, Leadership, Performance, T+D, Talent Strategy, Training and Development, Workforce Management Articles

FOT Note: This Rant is brought to you by the good folks at Halogen Software, who like us enough to be an annual sponsor at FOT for all content in our performance management track (and don’t expect that we run any of this by them ahead of time). They’re also up for having fun to the extent that they’re sponsoring a …

The Real Reason HR Is Hated: CEO Commitment Phobia

Dawn Burke Dawn Hrdlica, Driving Productivity, Good HR, HR, Leadership, Organizational Development, T+D, Talent Management Power Rankings, Talent Strategy, The HR Profession

Last week I had the pleasure of participating in the Fistful of Talent/SumTotal Hangout with Kris Dunn and Tim Sackett where we had a fabulous HR rant session. I closed out the session with my “everybody hates HR” pet peeve, which I think is a gross overgeneralization. More importantly, I questioned if employees really do “hate HR,” how is HR …

3 Reasons Your Training Class Sucked

Chelsea Rowe Chelsea Rowe, Organizational Development, T+D, Training and Development

Employee development and training classes are notoriously boring, ineffective time-sucks. I’m tired of boring training classes that cost the company money, bore people to tears, and don’t change behavior. I’m tired of seeing employees lectured by disconnected instructors who don’t relate to the participants. I’m also really tired of lame Powerpoints. I think there are 3 areas most training and development classes …

What, The Bell Curve Lives?

Dan Carusi Dan Carusi, Driving Productivity, Employee Coaching, T+D, Talent Strategy

Just when I thought the performance ratings and the dreaded bell curve were dead, the Washington Business Journal announced that a major government contractor in Washington, DC is doubling down on the bell curve.  But wait a minute; this is not just your typical bell curve, but a new extreme level for assigning managers’ performance quotas. The new rating system …

4 Ways to Make Sure Millenials Don’t Blow Off Your Training

Guest: Max Yoder Generations, HR, Onboarding, T+D

I make training software for growing businesses and I was born in 1988, so you could say I have a unique perspective on the millennial-training conundrum, which effectively posits that the millennial generation is annoyingly difficult to engage in corporate training programs. With that in mind, I went ahead and put together a little cheat sheet for anyone who needs …

Learning by Crashing

Dan Carusi Dan Carusi, Learning and Development, Organizational Development, T+D

“Experiential Learning” is the process of making meaning from direct experience, i.e., learning from experience.  We’ve done this most of our lives—such as learning to ride a bicycle—yet many learning professionals ignore this approach when it comes to skill and competency development within an organization.  The formal classroom experience is not going to cut it unless there is the opportunity …

Roses, Thorns and Buds

Dan Carusi Business Development, Change, Dan Carusi, Seat at the Table, T+D

Happy New Year!  Hopefully, the fog from your New Year’s Eve festivities is wearing off and you are actually starting to think about 2014.  I’m not a big fan of New Year’s resolutions and setting unrealistic goals that will likely be abandoned before the end of January.  So, I follow the Boy Scout approach with a Roses, Thorns and Buds exercise. …

5 Tools To Measure 5 Differences: Big Company Versus StartUp

Guest: Ben Martinez HR, Leadership, Organizational Development, T+D

Almost one year ago, I made a switch from big-company HR life to start-up tech company HR life. Lots of emotions and battles come with a change like this, and, in my case, it also involved moving my family about 1,300 miles from St. Louis to Salt Lake City. In honor of Tim Sackett, I have chosen to use LinkedIn …