Giving a Christmas Bonus So Employees Don’t End Up Feeling Like Clark Griswold

John Hollon Compensation/Cash Money, Culture, Employee Communications, Employment Branding and Culture, Holidays, HR, Uncategorized 0 Comments

The more holiday seasons I work, the more I feel like Clark Griswold. If the name doesn’t ring a bell, the character certainly will. It’s the role Chevy Chase played numerous times, but most memorably in National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. A major plot point was how Clark was anxiously waiting to hear how large his Christmas Bonus was going to …

Best Places to Work Isn’t Real, but…

Tim Sackett Benefits, Brand Ambassadors, Business Development, Culture, Employee Communications, Employee Engagement, employee experience, Employment Branding and Culture, HR, Uncategorized 8 Comments

Any of the best places to work lists are basically just a marketing gimmick. We all know this, right? RIGHT!? (Let’s be clear, I’m not actually talking about the specific company ‘Best Places’, but the concept of awards that say you’re better than another employer, etc.) If you make the list, great, good for you, you have resources to jump …

The Career (and Life) Benefits of Going Global

Ed Baldwin Career Advice, Culture, Diversity, Ed Baldwin, Good HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Travel, Uncategorized 0 Comments

I’ve had the really good fortune of traveling internationally for a good chunk of my career. It’s been a career filled with humbling and tremendous learning, derived from surviving the potent mix of immigration/border security lines, horrific plane meals, and profound cases of jet lag. In fact, I would go so far as to say that traveling internationally has played a …

7 Signs Your Employer Doesn’t Care About People

Ed Baldwin Bad HR, Career Advice, Culture, Ed Baldwin, Employment Branding and Culture, Good HR, Innovation, Job Seeker Advice, Old School, Recruitment Marketing, Seat at the Table, Uncategorized 8 Comments

As HR pros we all want to work for a progressive, forward-thinking company that values its people. A company that is recognized as a great employer – or dare I say one that treats their employees “as their greatest asset”. No HR or Talent Pro seeks otherwise. “Man, I just want to find a company where I’m a replaceable cog …

Can a White Guy Lead Your Diversity & Inclusion Efforts?

Ed Baldwin Audacious Ideas, Corporate America, Diversity, Leadership, Seat at the Table, Uncategorized

It’s not lost on me that I’m uber-lucky to be a white male born in and living in the greatest country in the world.  The land of opportunity, especially for me. Privilege and opportunity that others who work here or in other countries around the world will spend their entire lives in hopes of getting.  And which some, regardless of …

Absolutely No ####### One Grows Up Dreaming of a Career In HR

Kris Dunn Uncategorized

“The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.” ==Steve Jobs “I Wanna Be a Cowboy” ==Single from Boys Don’t Cry (2002) ==Grand Theft Auto – Vice City Soundtrack ——————————————————– NOTE – Kris Dunn is running a “Falling Into HR” series this week at The HR …

Turning Severance Into Sabbatical, or at least a Productive Gap in Employment

Ed Baldwin Career Advice, Change, Ed Baldwin, Job Seeker Advice, Layoffs, Networking, Personal Brand, Uncategorized

In today’s dynamic world of work if you haven’t been laid off or made redundant at least once, it’s likely that you haven’t been in the workforce very long, you own your own business, or you just haven’t done enough progressive and envelope-pushing work to have been put on ‘the list’. So the experience of having an unexpected gap in employment …

Can HR Truly bring Their True Selves to Work?

Mark Fogel Diversity, Employee Relations, Free Speech, Mark Fogel, politics, Social Media, Uncategorized

One of my favorite songs on The Who’s magnificent rock opus Quadrophenia is The Real Me. It asks the question “Can you see the real me?” over and over as the central character, Jimmy, asks his doctor and others for clarity about his issues. Well, HR has some new issues to contend with too. Can HR bring their true selves to …

Walmart to Provide Employees a College Education for $1 a Day…

Kris Dunn Engagement and Satisfaction, Good HR, Kris Dunn, Learning and Development, Retention, Training and Development, Uncategorized

If you follow this space, you’ll know I think the following about Tuition Aid as a benefit: 1–It’s one of the most powerful benefits you can provide. 2–It will never cost you as much as you think it will because it is incredibly hard to use. People have families, people have lives once they get above the traditional age of …