Better Performance Reviews in 140 Characters…

Tim Sackett HR Technology, Tim Sackett

I had to give a couple of performance reviews last week, and it had been a while since I had sat down and done one.  In fact, the last time I did a review was prior to when I started using Twitter.  As I sat down to give these associates my nuggets of wisdom, development opportunities and pat-on-the-backs, it hit me …

Leaving a Job – The Jon and Kate + 8 Way!

Tim Sackett Culture, Tim Sackett

I have an 11 year old son who loves, I mean has each season on DVD – Loves, Jon and Kate + 8.  So, you can imagine in my house right now we’ve had some interesting conversations about the undoing of Jon and Kate – and how each has gotten a touch nasty towards each other.  I don’t see the …

The Great Diversity Scam – Even Babies Discriminate…

Tim Sackett Diversity, Tim Sackett

If you haven’t seen the latest issue of Newsweek, the front page has a picture of a baby with the headline “Is Your Baby A Racist?”  The headline is in regards to an article within the issue “See Baby Discriminate” in which authors, Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman, study whether there is a beneficial effect by having multicultural story-lines delivered to children.  Bronson …

Obama’s Education Speech – Did Your Company Support it?

Tim Sackett Tim Sackett

I think it’s funny that over the past week the media/politicians/parents have made the President’s education speech such a hot discussion topic.  I’m not a liberal or a conservative – I’m completely comfortable, as a HR Pro, sitting on the fence and stepping on either side as it fits my agenda.  Part of my HR Pro agenda is we need a workforce that …

12 Words You Should Never Use In HR – During A Recession…

Tim Sackett Culture, Engagement and Satisfaction, Tim Sackett

Business Week has an article recently on the 12 Words You Can Never Say In The Office– from a technology stand point, because they’re so outdated (i.e., Intranet, Push-Technology, Web-surfing, etc.). This got me thinking of those things we shouldn’t be saying as HR Pros around the office because of what commotion we might stir up. Here’s my list: RIF …

40% of Twitter Posts are “Pointless Babble”… What’s Your Point?

Tim Sackett Driving Productivity, Engagement and Satisfaction, Generations, Tim Sackett

Pear Analytics recently released a study based on measuring random tweets to come up with their very analytical observation that 40% of all tweets are, in their words, “pointless babble.”  Another 38% of the tweets were characterized as “conversational” and a full 8% were deemed “moderately interesting.”  A full 10% were either spam or self-promotion (which I view as the …

Big Brother Says: Attention Workers – Get Healthy or Else!

Tim Sackett Engagement and Satisfaction, Retention, Tim Sackett

I love companies that have had enough and aren’t going to take it anymore (Network clip). I also love listening to the workers, of said company, complain about how their company is “being intrusive” because they are being “forced” to take care of themselves.  Last month in the Wall Street Journal, an article entitled When All Else Fails: Forcing Workers Into Healthy Habits uncovers the latest employer, …

Cash 4 Clunkers – The Employee Plan…

Tim Sackett Retention, Tim Sackett

I was reading an article the other day about Healthcare Reform and the “new” plan, and it was estimated out of the $634 Billion the government has budgeted for healthcare, roughly about $14 Billion is earmarked for the cost of employee turnover within the healthcare segment (i.e., It will cost taxpayers $14 Billion because for-profit and not-for-profit health care facilities …