Relationships Are Not Happening On Apps (Dating Apps Excluded)

Ben Martinez Ben Martinez, Performance 7 Comments

There continue to be many HR Tech tools and apps sprouting up that claim to make it easier to give feedback and guidance to people. While I’m a big fan of more transparency, when it comes to conversations about performance or just giving clear guidance, these conversations…wait for it…should happen in person. The HR Tech tools out there sound good …

Is Turnover Contagious? Yes – And Here Are 5 Reasons That’s A Good Thing

Kris Dunn Kris Dunn, Managing People 3 Comments

People hate it when other people cough or sneeze near them.  The reason is pretty simple, right?  WE DON’T WANT TO CATCH WHATEVER YOU HAVE, FREAK. We’re quick to say no to other people’s physical maladies.  We’re much less quick to say no to what researchers have called emotional contagion. What’s emotional contagion? Click through on this link and you’ll see a …

Lessons Learned From The Intense Leader

Corey Burns Corey Burns, Leadership 2 Comments

I still remember the booming voice heard from across the office five years ago when I began working at my current organization. It was a loud, opinionated, and rough-around-the-edges leader who had immense influence over the direction of the organization. After a year working with him, I was confused about why he had so much influence. Our leadership styles were …

You Got the Skills to Pay the Bills?

Kathy Rapp Change, Kathy Rapp, Leadership 3 Comments

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 …

What’s the Trick to Managing Employees? It’s Simple — Just Let Them Manage You

John Hollon John Hollon, Managing People

A few years ago, I was working as Editor of a fairly well-known talent management magazine and found myself engaged in one of my frequent discussions with the publisher over something. I don’t remember what the subject was, but at some point I said something that seemed to startle my publisher. His face contorted, turned red, and he barked something …

How to Admit You Screwed Up a Talent Decision

RJ Morris Office Politics, Outmatch, RJ Morris

“If it weren’t for all the people issues, running this business would be easy.” That’s a tongue in cheek quote from one of my favorite friends at work. He’s not serious, of course…he’s pointing out the complexities involved in people issues. Talent decisions are the hardest ones we make every day. Betting on a rise in pork belly futures or …

Herding Cats…and Recruiters

John Whitaker John Whitaker, Managing People

Remember when you had a recruiting desk to manage? You had your requisitions, you had phone screens scheduled, interviews scheduled, you knew your hiring managers, and you developed a rhythm. Cashing checks and snapping necks. And then they went and promoted you. Now as the manager of other recruiters, you confirm what you probably suspected all along – recruiters are a …

Amateur Hour at Uber: Too Many Managers With Too Little Experience

John Hollon Bad HR, Change Management, John Hollon, Leadership

Managers don’t get much respect at Uber. How else would you explain the fact that 63 percent of the ride-share company’s management team is, according to head of global diversity and inclusion Bernard Coleman, made up of rookie, first time managers ? In other words, it’s amateur hour when it comes to management practices at Uber, and it probably explains why …

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Is Unlimited PTO Just a Scam Not to Pay Out Accrued Vacation and Sick Time?

Kris Dunn HR, Kris Dunn, Policies, PTO, TO

Yeah, I said it. In my darkest moments, I’m a bit of a skeptic.  And I think unlimited PTO might just be a scam to not pay out accrued vacation and sick time. With me?  Against me?  As with most things, the truth probably lies somewhere in the middle.  Here’s 5 things I know about vacation/sick time and the connection …

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Rude, Late, and Unprepared: How To Manage Up The Soft Skills of Your Team

Patrick Ward Coaching, Patrick Ward

Soft skills are defined as the “personal attributes that enable someone to interact effectively and harmoniously with other people.” In the workplace, this translates to an employee’s ability to communicate effectively, prioritize efficiently, deal with their teammates positively, and so much more. Let’s face it. We expect our employees to come into the workforce with all the necessary soft skills learned …