Have We Eliminated Real Recognition?

Paul Hebert Communication, Culture, Employment Branding and Culture, Engagement and Satisfaction, HR Technology, Paul Hebert, Performance, Recognition, Training and Development

The blogosphere is full to the brim with studies, research, tea leaves and astrology charts that say employee engagement drives business success and that recognition drives engagement.  It is the siren’s call of 2011 and beyond.  Almost every HR person I talk with has engagement in one form or another on their to-do list.  In many cases it is about …

Why Public Recognition Matters

Paul Hebert Employee Communications, Employee Relations, Employment Branding and Culture, Engagement and Satisfaction, Good HR, Organizational Development, Paul Hebert, Performance, Personal Brand, Recognition

I’ve seen almost everything you can see when it comes to incentive and reward programs.  That’s what being around for a while does for you.  And when you have a career’s worth of information in your brain the tendency is to want to explain things to the nth degree.  Go on, and on, and on, and on, and on. I’ll …

The Bonus Rules

Tim Sackett Compensation/Cash Money, Employee Coaching, Employee Communications, Good HR, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Influence, Performance, Recognition, The HR Profession, Tim Sackett

If you’ve been in HR for at least 30 minutes you’ve heard someone in your organization bitch about a bonus.  It comes part and parcel with the gig – from the beginning of time when the first caveman decided he needed some additional incentive for his cave drawers and developed the 5 drawings and you get an extra brontosaurus burger …

HR Owns This One. Bellweathers – Charlie Sheen – HR Capitalist

Paul Hebert Culture, Current Affairs, Engagement and Satisfaction, Good HR, Kris Dunn, Organizational Development, Paul Hebert, Performance, Recognition, War for Talent

You are what you eat. You are what you drive. You are where you live. You are who you put up with. Is Charlie Sheen an Employee Bellwether? At first Charlie Sheen was an interesting side note to all the crazy stuff associated with the star-laden left coast. Then he became something more. He became headline news.  He became a …

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. …

The Cowell Corollary – American Idol and Performance Reviews

Paul Hebert Paul Hebert, Performance, Recognition, Total Rewards

American Idol is an interesting little program.  And an interesting study in performance evaluation.Each week, as contestants perform their hearts out in hopes of earning viewer votes, four judges wait to rip apart provide input on the contestants’ efforts.  It’s a rather humbling experience for many. But the real study for me as a performance professional is what I’ve dubbed the Cowell Corollary. The …