annual reviews

Hey HR – Slow Your Roll! These are people’s lives.

Are you feelin’ groovy? Are you feeling like the hep cat who ate the canary? Are you one of the first movers who stopped doing annual performance reviews and become… Get the Rest

The Killer HR App – Your Face

Almost 20 years ago I read a book that made me want to see around corners and over the horizon. That book was called “Unleashing the Killer App.”

A Date Which Will Live In Infamy…

It is always a challenge for me to write some pithy post about HR and its adjacent issues when the post falls on a pretty historic day. 9-11

Thanksgiving – The First Employee Engagement Event

In a couple of days many of us will be pulling our chairs up to a table full of food that seems designed to turn on every single

The Hidden Employee – What We Learned from Last Night

I had a post locked and loaded for today but after listening to the pundits on a variety of channels discuss the surprise outcome of the Presidential election

Put a Fork in Millennials – They’re Done

I wish I wrote better headlines. A great headline assures readership no matter how poorly written and researched a post/article is. I could have put a number in it

HR Creepiness – Don’t Be That Guy (Gal)

Clowns. It’s probably been a long time since you gave clowns a second thought. But now, with the Presidential election and headlines like this from my neck of

Is Pointing out a Problem More Valuable Than Fixing it? Asking for a Friend…

A lot is written on employee engagement. Probably too much. Check that. Not probably, actually. As an HR pro and someone your company probably relies on for engagement ideas, I

Low Employee Performance May Actually Be HR’s Fault

It strikes me that HR has had a long history of low self-esteem. How else do you explain the plethora of articles and blog posts calling for the

VIDEO: Dawn Burke Talks to Paul Hebert about Human Connection (No Scrubs Show from Jobvite)

On this episode of “No Scrubs,” Dawn Burke talks to engagement expert Paul Hebert about the power of connection, and why connection and understanding should be ranked ahead of many things we spend