HR Of The Future – Partner With Your Competitors

Andy Porter Andy Porter, Audacious Ideas, HR

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to attend an event at Google that was all about the future of work and how to make it better. Cuz let’s be honest—work isn’t always fun!  The speakers were amazing and the conversations with such an interesting group of people were even better. You can check out what they’re up to here. As …

The Engagement Survey and The Democratization of Data

Andy Porter Andy Porter, Employee Engagement, employee experience, HR Technology

We’re in the midst of a major transition point in how we access and share information about our organizations. And not a small one mind you—this is more like the film-to-digital, flip phone-to-iPhone or CD-to-streaming music type of transition… where once you reach the other side, you ask yourself how you could have ever lived in that old world. When …

How To Tell If Your Job Candidate Is Only Looking For A Fling

Andy Porter Andy Porter, Candidate Pool, Interviewing, Recruiting

I’ve come to the realization that I really don’t write an “HR” blog—I write a relationship advice column. I’ve helped you recognize when you’re in a rebound situation, how to think about wedding anniversaries, and how to break your bad habits. All I need to do now is star in my own HR/relationship advice reality show… Real Housewives of HR, …

How To Avoid Being “Trumped” During An Interview

Andy Porter Andy Porter, Interviewing, Recruiting, Selection

Yes, I’m proud to be an American and am extremely grateful for all we have in this country, but man, our presidential election process has become a complete circus and frankly, an embarrassment.  Nowhere is this more evident than with the Republican field and our good friend Donald Trump in particular.  (Full disclosure: I’ve lived and/or worked in Cambridge, Massachusetts, …

Why Exit Plans Are Better Than Retention Plans

Andy Porter Andy Porter, Audacious Ideas, Career Paths

I’m becoming more and more convinced that if you want to build an organization that can sustain high performance over a long period of time you need to encourage your top performers to leave your organization. No, that’s not a typo, I did in fact say “encourage your top performers to leave.” In fact, rather than create elaborate retention plans, …

HR Technology – The Race To Mediocre

Andy Porter Andy Porter, Conferences, HR, HR Tech, HR Technology, HR Vendors

I headed out to Vegas a few weeks ago for the HR Tech conference full of enthusiasm on a quest to learn about the latest and greatest innovations in the people technology space. The conference itself is quite a production—it’s enormous in all senses of the word, and it attracts some fantastic people and speakers (isn’t Marcus Buckingham great??). But …

The CYA Report E56: How HR Is Killing Innovation with Hitendra Patel [PODCAST]

Cara Lucas Andy Porter, Cara Lucas, CYA Report, Innovation, Podcast

Welcome to The CYA Report, brought to you by Workforce.com and Fistful of Talent. On today’s show we have Hitendra Patel, Managing Director of the IXL Center and Chair of the Innovation and Growth Program at the Hult International Business School, on How HR is Killing Innovation. Hosts: Andy Porter & Ben Olds Producers: Cara Lucas & Julia Lindsey Music: intro – Choices Made by …

HR Drinking Games

Andy Porter Andy Porter, Audacious Ideas, HR (& Life!) Advice, Metrics, Performance

This past weekend I did something I haven’t done in a long time— I played a drinking game.  You remember drinking games, right?  It’s when a bunch of twenty-somethings get together and make up ridiculous games with ridiculous rules as a way to make binge drinking seem like it’s okay.  As you would expect, drinking games aren’t kind to guys in …