Another Bad Idea From Silicon Valley – Employees Pushing to Retire in Their 30s

John Hollon John Hollon

Think you have challenges finding skilled candidates today? What if a number of the best and the brightest decide they just want to stop being the best and brightest and retire while still in their 30s? This is the latest big idea coming out of California’s Silicon Valley, a place that most of the world adores although a number Californians consider …

You Got the Skills to Pay the Bills?

Kathy Rapp Change, Kathy Rapp, Leadership

I’ve got the skills to pay the bills, ya I got the got the got the skills to pay the bills I’ve got the skills to pay the bills Ah what you got, I got the skills to pay the bills For those who don’t know me, my eclectic mix of music loves includes the Beastie Boys.  This track has …

It Took a Terrible Airline to Bring Back the Stupidus Maximus Award Honoring Bad Management

John Hollon Bad HR, John Hollon

Back when I was Editor of a talent management magazine, I gave out an annual Stupidus Maximus Award to honor the “most ignorant, shortsighted and dumb workforce management practice of the year.” This was a VERY popular feature, and it ended when I left the magazine back in 2010. But after all the colossal management stupidity over the last year coming out of …

3 Talent Trends HR Shares with The Winter Olympics

Kathy Rapp A.I., Candidate Pool, Change, Change Management, Communication, Contingent Workforce, Culture, Current Affairs, Diversity, Employee Engagement, Employee Relations, Harassment, HR, HR & Sports, Innovation, Job Market, Kathy Rapp, Leadership, Recruiting, Risks, Sexual Harassment, Talent Acquisition, Talent Strategy, War for Talent, Women in the Workplace

Ahhh.  The Olympics.  The beauty.  The drama.  The similarities to our work world. The 2018 Winter Olympics are just beginning, but the anticipation of great competition and hyper-sports analogies are in full blast.  And all the Tonya and Nancy memories.  Seems like just yesterday. Therefore, it’s only fitting to highlight the talent trends between our HR lives and the Olympic …

In The #MeToo Era, Should White Men Be Called Privileged? Yes. And That’s OK.

Dawn Burke Current Affairs, Dawn Burke

I love white men.  I’m married to one. He treats me well and is a fair, righteous man.  So let’s get that straight.  Now, let’s get on with it…. In the #MeToo era, should white men default to accepting and acknowledging they have been unwitting benefactors of privilege.  That answer is a resounding yes. You can’t fix what you don’t …

Mark Wahlberg Should Get Paid More Than Michelle Williams

Tim Sackett Compensation/Cash Money, Tim Sackett

Oh boy, here we go! Buckle up, kids! Equal work, Equal pay! A huge, giant controversy was sparked last week when it was found out that actor Mark Wahlberg negotiated to be paid $1.5 million to do a reshoot for the movie “All the Money in the World”, while his co-actor, Michelle Williams, got paid less than $1,000 for the …

What Part of the Normal American Workplace Will Be Most Impacted by #metoo?

Kris Dunn Current Affairs, Kris Dunn, Sexual Harassment

There’s a ton of good that’s come from the daily breaking news associated with the #metoo movement.  Creeps everywhere are being held responsible for their behavior, and society in general seems to have a higher awareness for what’s appropriate and what’s not.  There’s a lot of details in between, but the one I spend the most time thinking about is …

Let’s Fix This Company’s Succession Mess

RJ Morris Change Management, RJ Morris, Succession Planning, Talent Acquisition, Talent Management

As a talent geek, I love it when succession planning rumors fly at big public companies.  CEO succession is the most complex, challenging work an HR pro can do, and it is fascinating to watch a company bungle it. Thank you, Airbus, for providing us our case study for the day. We’ll let HR pros from across the country weigh …

Office Holiday Party? Well, This Probably Isn’t the Year For Mistletoe and an Open Bar

John Hollon Current Affairs, John Hollon

The headline on a story in this week’s Wall Street Journal said it all: Welcome to the Post-Weinstein Holiday Party. What followed was 1,400 depressing words that basically said, without actually saying it, something that you probably already know — the company holiday party as we know it is officially dead and gone. As The Boston Globe dryly noted, “This probably …