Born in Paris Raised Everywhere – Cultural Mélange

Paul Hebert Conferences, Culture, Engagement and Satisfaction, HR, Organizational Development, Paul Hebert

Having spent a few days at Illinois SHRM this week my head is buzzing trying to categorize and manage all the new names, faces, concepts, ideas, facts and figures.  The conference was just a great learning experience for me and based on the widely imitated but rarely matched, quick non-scientific “Paul Hebert Poll,” it was a great use of time …

I Hired This Totally Rad Guy

Meredith Soleau Change, Meredith Soleau, Policies, Social Media and Talent

I broke about five rules in the employee handbook to hire someone. And I don’t even care. Meet Rad:                   Rad is driving the creative bus at the dealership now. Which? Is awesome. We needed to hire someone for our digital marketing spot. We needed someone artistic, creative, and talented. I went to a …

The Transformation of Jules

William Tincup Culture, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Leadership, Religion, The HR Profession, William Tincup

In the movie Pulp Fiction, Jules dramatically states a phrase from the Bible… what he says, how he says it and what happens next leaves an indelible mark on the audience… In fact, I can quote Ezekiel 25:17 from memory. The quoted text from the movie goes like this… “The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides …

Prepare Your Company For A Zombie Apocalypse

Meredith Soleau Audacious Ideas, Meredith Soleau, Social Media and Talent, War for Talent

If there's one thing that keeps HR people up at night, it's threat of a zombie apocalypse. Can we all agree on this? The threat of a zombie take over is something that the CDC openly talks about, but OSHA just sweeps it under a rug, as if zombies don't even exist! Shame on you, OSHA! We know where to …

Will Using Social Media in Your HR Strategy Open You Up to Self-Absorbed Whiners?

Paul Hebert Communication, Employee Communications, Employee Relations, Employment Branding and Culture, Generations, Paul Hebert, Policies, Social Media

The XXX Olympics (I snicker every time I type that.  Should I use the number 30 instead?) has been running for the last week and there have been some high points and low points.  The NBC coverage – both real-time and prime-time has been difficult to manage and some of the connectorati have voiced their outrage at how crappy some …

Why Public Recognition Matters

Paul Hebert Employee Communications, Employee Relations, Employment Branding and Culture, Engagement and Satisfaction, Good HR, Organizational Development, Paul Hebert, Performance, Personal Brand, Recognition

I’ve seen almost everything you can see when it comes to incentive and reward programs.  That’s what being around for a while does for you.  And when you have a career’s worth of information in your brain the tendency is to want to explain things to the nth degree.  Go on, and on, and on, and on, and on. I’ll …

Half Naked HR

Meredith Soleau Meredith Soleau, wellness

Vogue has done something amazing for women.  They’ve decided to become a leader in the fashion world, banning models who “appear to have an eating disorder.” And they have asked designers to stop sending “unrealistically small sample sizes of their clothing, which limits the range of women who can be photographed in their clothes.” Bravo, Vogue!  I salute you! As a …

The Bonus Rules

Tim Sackett Compensation/Cash Money, Employee Coaching, Employee Communications, Good HR, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Influence, Performance, Recognition, The HR Profession, Tim Sackett

If you’ve been in HR for at least 30 minutes you’ve heard someone in your organization bitch about a bonus.  It comes part and parcel with the gig – from the beginning of time when the first caveman decided he needed some additional incentive for his cave drawers and developed the 5 drawings and you get an extra brontosaurus burger …