Our Companies Are Sick. #1 Advice on How to Get Well? Fire.Them.All.

Paul Hebert Employee Coaching, Employee Development, Employee Engagement, employee experience, Engagement and Satisfaction, Good HR, Managing People, Paul Hebert, Performance Reviews 1 Comment

Bad management is a chronic corporate illness. And it’s an epidemic. Bad management reproduces quickly in today’s world because in many cases (especially in public companies) performance is measured on a quarter to quarter basis and some of the fastest ways to achieve short-term goals is through fear and intimidation. And managers who use those arcane techniques are the people …

Candidates Who Over-Talk May Need To Work Elsewhere

Dawn Burke Always Be Closing, Audacious Ideas, Candidate Pool, Hiring Managers, HR, Selection, Talent Strategy 4 Comments

“You talk too much. You never shut up.” – Run DMC To shut a candidate up or not to shut a candidate up? That is the question. A question, as an interviewer, I’ve contemplated for many years. A question I admittedly flip-flop on. But here is where I am with this now. Candidates, you need to control your explanations. You …

HR’s New Motto: “Memento te Esse Iniuriam”

Paul Hebert Audacious Ideas, Change Management, Good HR, HR, Paul Hebert 2 Comments

 “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” Ferris Bueller 1986 That infamous line is now 32 years old. And it has never been more true than it is today (more true? I guess in today’s reality there are gradations of true so it works.) Everything moves fast. I …

4 Questions To Ask Your Employee Who Just Quit

Elizabeth Dickerson Elizabeth Dickerson, HR 1 Comment

Sometimes it’s a shock when a star employee leaves your company to pursue another opportunity. Sometimes it’s not (and you kinda wanted them to leave, know what I’m sayin’?) Shocked or not, I’m sure you wonder why such a gem of a team member is leaving you in the dust. There must be a reason, right? I’m a big believer …

Don’t Confuse Operation Leaders & Business Leaders 

RJ Morris Employee Development, Outmatch, RJ Morris, Talent Management 1 Comment

The hardest decision Chief Executives and their talent pros make involves figuring out who to put in the big chairs in their companies.  A big chair means running a unit or a division – your titles might be different, but I mean someone who is the Top Dog in a significant part of your operation.  Someone who can lead a …

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VIDEO: SmashUps with Mary Faulkner – The HR Fallout of Charlottesville

Tim Sackett Current Affairs, HR, Smashfly, Tim Sackett, Video 2 Comments

This month on SmashUps, Tim Sackett sits down with Mary Faulkner, Director of Talent Acquisition at Denver Water. In light of the recent events in Charlottesville and the subsequent HR fallouts, Tim and Mary break down the decisions HR leaders have to make when one of their employees is identified at a controversial rally. Click on the video below to …

I Still Don’t Have TSA Pre-Check! Why Procrastination Blinds You From The Basics.

Dawn Burke Dawn Burke, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice 0 Comments

I usually travel about 10 times a year. Not enough times to earn me a cocktail in the super-secret, velvet-rope sky lounge, but all-in-all, a lot of times. So, get this. I still don’t have TSA pre-check. I suck. My husband, who flies for work maybe once a year, got pre-check last year.  He does not suck. Today my husband …

A Man’s DIY Guide to Rid Your Company of Gender-Related Harassment

Kris Dunn Harassment, Kris Dunn

Ready for some mansplaining?  Good, because I’m a guy, and damn, it seems like companies are having a hard time avoiding gender-related harassment.  So I’m here to help. I’m referring to s*x**l harassment, but I have to call it gender-related harassment because a lot of you have email filters at the corporate level that won’t allow content in with the …