HR Fatty > Make Some Tech Decisions And Take Action

Dawn Burke Dawn Burke, HR, HR Tech, HR Technology, Selection, SHRM

My HR and leader-friends, I am going to make a bold statement. I think technology scares the hell out of us. That fear is spooking us into lethargic, gooey submission. Our inaction is making our teams fat. Worst thing an HR pro can do regarding HR tech is nothing. You create value in taking action. I attended the #SHRM15 conference …

Facts of (Work) Life: “Manager Pass-Through”

Kris Dunn Audacious Ideas, Coaching, Employee Coaching, Employee Communications, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Kris Dunn, Workforce Management Articles

I wrote about the manager pass-through in 2011.  It’s an important fact of life in every organization, so I’m writing about it again today. Here’s the trick: Imagine you could film every manager in your organization trying to defend a strategy, action, change, etc. taken by the company to their team.  Would they own it or point to a higher power …

Why High-Potential Employees Fail

RJ Morris Audacious Ideas, Coaching, RJ Morris

I’ve been doing a bit more development and succession planning work lately, especially around internal leadership development candidates. If you have ever been involved in a succession planning process, you know this truth—that funnel gets a lot narrower as time goes on. Stan was a high potential four years ago, but he’s out of your funnel this year. As a …

LEADERSHIP GRAVITY – How to Measure Who Gives a Crap About Employee Development In Your Company

Kris Dunn Audacious Ideas, Leadership, Learning, Learning and Development

There are a lot of urban myths in Corporate America related to performance, employees and leadership.  Maybe urban myths are the wrong term—you could go with “cliches,” as well.  But the point remains: Misdirection is everywhere related to what an effective manager of people looks like.  Consider the following urban myths/cliches: — You’ve got to be tough on performance to get …

Employee Resigns: Walk Them Out the Door Or Let Them Work a Notice?

Kris Dunn Candidate Pool, Culture

Editor’s Note: We’re pulling from the vault today, and sharing a “Best Of” post from FOT history–a post that we think stands the test of time and is good enough to still be interesting (and relevant) today! Enjoy!  It’s a morality tale that’s played out countless times across corporate America every day.  Employee resigns, and manager and HR figure out …

VIDEO: Cat Herding 101- Getting Your Organization On-Board With Compliance

Kris Dunn Learning, Learning and Development, Worldwide FOT

You know the drill. You’ve got a compliance-based training event that has to go down by a certain date to satisfy the powers that be. Kris Dunn and John Whitaker hang out and talk best practices for getting your organization on-board with compliance. Get ready to learn some Jedi Mind tricks to get folks in your organization to take the action needed …

WEBINAR: The New HR Math: Dumbing Down HR Analytics for Everyday HR and Talent Pros

Tim Sackett HR, Kris Dunn, Metrics, Talent Strategy, Tim Sackett, Webinar

It all started with a great premise: Let’s teach kids an easier way to understand math so they won’t end up hating it. We can all buy into that, right!? What came out was a classic organizational nightmare of project-gone-wrong, in a way only HR can truly understand—the Common Core was born. Now, there you sit at the kitchen table …

The CYA Report E71: Welcome To SHRM Certification

Cara Lucas Cara Lucas, CYA Report, Kris Dunn, Podcast, Tim Sackett

SHRM. SCP. SHRM-SCP. SPHR. PHR. CYA. WTF? We know you’re dying to know more about the SHRM-SCP certification path—especially if you listened to this podcast we did on SHRM announcing that it’s going to start offering its own certification program to rival the SPHR/PHR. Well, we’re here to give the people what they want. Tim Sackett, President at HRU Technical Resources, …

The CYA Report E67: HR Tech Conference Preview [PODCAST]

Cara Lucas Conferences, CYA Report, HR, HR Tech, Innovation, Kris Dunn, Podcast, Steve Boese, The HR Profession

It’s that time of year, people. It’s time for the best show in the talentsphere, and we’re here with HR Tech Conference co-chair, Steve Boese, to preview a little bit of what this year’s HR Tech conference has to offer attendees. This conference isn’t just about HR. It’s not just about technology, either. It’s about people coming together to figure out …