Hey Big Shot! Don’t Think You Have Impact? Think Again.

Paul Hebert Communication, Culture, Employee Communications, Employee Relations, Engagement and Satisfaction, Good HR, Paul Hebert, Performance, Recognition

Sometimes it’s the little things that matter. You do something you think is a toss-out, nothing big, nothing important.  But ya know what?  Even the very, very little things matter… and can matter a lot! Take a recent experience I had with someone I used to work with. I recently met with a friend from the ghost-of-employment-past to talk about …

Get Closer to Real World

Paul Hebert Engagement and Satisfaction, Good HR, Innovation, Leadership, Paul Hebert, Recognition, Seat at the Table, The HR Profession

Seat at the table. There.  I said it. And it’s the last place you need to be to have real impact on your company.  In fact, everyone sitting at the table needs to push back and get the hell out of the room.  Each person at that table is fooling themselves.  Missing real problems and solving problems that don’t really …

Can Autonomy Mastery and Purpose Work in Today’s Business Environment?

Paul Hebert Compensation/Cash Money, Employee Communications, Employee Relations, Employment Branding and Culture, Engagement and Satisfaction, Influence, Organizational Development, Paul Hebert, Performance, Total Rewards

We’ve all been beat over the head for the last 18 months or so with the idea that incentives don’t work.  We’ve watched Wall Street bonuses become the “it girl” for bad incentives.  We’ve read and listened to Dan Pink talk about how incentives are not the best way to drive performance in an organization.  As HR people we get …

An irritated sourcer? Is that a good thing for an ATS vendor?

Kelly Dingee Executive Search, Kelly Dingee, Recruiting, Sourcing

I am so irritated. Over 96 characters. 100 if I’m lucky. I almost always tell recruiters to search their Applicant Tracking System (ATS) first when seeking candidates.  My advice isn’t new and I get really grumpy when people say they don’t want to or there’s nothing of value in there.  I think there is and I think they just can’t …

#SHRMALT11 – Working for a Better Atlanta – Bless Their Hearts…

Paul Hebert HR Vendors, Paul Hebert, Seat at the Table, SHRM, The HR Profession

Yesterday I made the 3-hour drive to Atlanta to attend the final day of the two day Atlanta SHRM event in – well – Atlanta.  The drive isn’t that bad – except for the hour it takes to get from Atlanta to Atlanta. I’m convinced people in Atlanta don’t live in houses or apartments.  They all live in their cars, …

HR Should Only Give 10% to Changing Culture…

Paul Hebert Change, Culture, Employee Communications, Engagement and Satisfaction, Influence, Organizational Development, Paul Hebert, Social Media, Social Network Analysis

Why didn’t someone tell you that you only need to give it 10% to be successful? I am.  Sorta. The Company Culture It’s not too unlikely that if you’re an HR pro you’ve been in meetings where the company culture is being discussed – or complained about more likely.  The fact is, whenever someone brings up corporate culture, all heads …

Don’t Be an HR Stealth Ninja…

Paul Hebert Change, Good HR, Paul Hebert, Seat at the Table, Trench HR

Is that redundant?  Ninjas and stealth are pretty similar no? Ninjas are known for their ability to strike and get out without being seen.  Same with stealth planes, trains and automobiles. The idea behind Ninjas and Stealth tech is they can get the job done without leaving any traces.  No one knows they were there and after they do their …

A Night at the Improv with HR…

Paul Hebert Audacious Ideas, Business Development, Change, Driving Productivity, Employee Communications, Employee Relations, Good HR, HR, Innovation, Paul Hebert, Performance

Wouldn’t it be nice to know that for once, things will be staying the same for a while? I think about business in prior decades – the 20’s, 30’s, 40’s and 50’s. Most business folks could get up every day and know that things will be pretty much like they were yesterday (not counting the War years, of course.) Most …

The World Is Bigger and We Are Smaller – The Paradox of Recognition…

Paul Hebert Culture, Employee Relations, Engagement and Satisfaction, Good HR, Paul Hebert, Recognition, Total Rewards

When you don’t know what you don’t know, you’re very happy. If you are the best football player in a small town – you’re the best. Until you find out there is another town, a bigger town with a better football player a few miles down the road. Somehow that makes your recognition less valuable. You are no longer special. …