The Hidden Employee – What We Learned from Last Night

Paul Hebert Culture, Employee Engagement, Engagement and Satisfaction, Good HR, HR, Organizational Development, Paul Hebert

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 I thought it might be more apropos to talk about something that each and every person who is responsible for employees, either as an HR pro or a manager, needs to be …

You Haven’t Thought about Annual Reviews for 10 Months. Here’s Your Survival Cheat Sheet

Kris Dunn Halogen, Kris Dunn, Performance, Performance Reviews

Let’s face it, you’re a little bit behind as a manager of people this year. You had the thing in your family, you had to fire Jan for sexting Joan and then you were on the Kramerica Latex acquisition team that cost you a solid month in August. To add insult to injury, the deal didn’t even go through. In …

Employee Engagement Plan – Dumb or Dumber? You Make the Call

Paul Hebert Bad HR, Employee Engagement, Engagement and Satisfaction, Paul Hebert

Employee engagement doesn’t need any more bad ideas. Since being crowned the “it” girl in roughly 2005 by HR and every business consultancy with a pulse and a research arm, I’ve seen more bad ideas around engagement than you can shake 100 sticks at. (How Pokemon Go can drive employee engagement with virtual workers will soon be the next BIG …

The 1 Question That Will Blow Up Your Employee Engagement Scores

Paul Hebert Driving Productivity, Employee Engagement, Engagement and Satisfaction, HR, Paul Hebert

This is going to be such a simple post you will question the money you spend on your subscription. Oh, wait. This site is free. Well, you’ll probably still question your investment. It is a simple post. It includes the ONE question most managers never ask their employees and it is the one question most employees NEED to be asked …

AVERAGE RESULTS: The Problem Is Probably You – Not Your Employee…

Kris Dunn Kris Dunn, Performance, Uncategorized

If there’s one thing I’ve learned in a career of being a manager/coach (both in corporate America and in sports), it’s that when I’m not satisfied with the results I’m getting, I almost always should have changed what I was doing earlier. Flat results + doing the same thing = more flat results. Why do we keep doing the same …

PREACH IT: March Madness Means Half Your Employees Are Back to Mailing It In…

Kris Dunn Audacious Ideas, Coaching, Driving Productivity, Employee Coaching, Employee Engagement, FOT Reads, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Kris Dunn, Performance, T+D, The HR Profession

It’s mid-March in the United States. That means the following things: – Some of your employees are about to get absolutely hammered this Thursday on St. Patrick’s Day. Green dye in the liquid of their choice?  Absolutely no problem. If there’s one thing Americans can do, it’s celebrate days that are centered around other countries. We’re Irish on 3/17. We celebrate …

HR Shouldn’t Use Big Data For The Company

Paul Hebert Employee Engagement, Engagement and Satisfaction, HR Technology, Paul Hebert

I’ve gone on record a few times suggesting big data isn’t something many companies can use and use well. I don’t believe it is the panacea every consulting guru says it is. I DO believe there is a lot of value in mining the data available about employees for large organizations. I just don’t see the payoff for most small …

Dilbert May Be The Smartest Manager In The World

Paul Hebert Employee Engagement, Employee Relations, Engagement and Satisfaction, Paul Hebert, Performance

Not Dilbert per se—but Scott Adams, Dilbert’s creator. I read his blog pretty regularly, and he usually has something pretty smart to say. He used to be funnier. I think he’s more involved in intellectual conversations on his site now. Many of his current threads are focused on dissecting the Presidential candidates with a special emphasis on Donald Trump. Mr. …

Yet ANOTHER Post on Performance Reviews – Personal NPS

Paul Hebert Audacious Ideas, Employee Engagement, Metrics, Paul Hebert, Performance

The movie The Usual Suspects had a great line in it… “The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist.” But few remember the second greatest trick the Devil pulled—creating performance reviews. Very few business processes other than the time sheet have been derided as much as the performance review. They are required, yet hated, …

Crowdsource Professional Development For Your Team

Ben Olds Ben Olds, Recognition, Talent Management Power Rankings, Training and Development

Much has been said about the wisdom of crowds. Yet many managers still consider Performance Management and Professional Development to be their own responsibility—and don’t enlist the help of their colleagues when evaluating and developing employees. As a result, they’re leaving valuable insights on the table. When evaluating and developing her people, a good manager should focus not only on …