Talk to Difficult People Using… Science!

Kylie Quetell Communication, Employee Communications, Kylie Quetell, Managing People 0 Comments

I was recently asked to give a presentation regarding how to communicate with difficult people. It’s a lofty ask. There are a multitude of ways to do this, and the probability of getting it right is pretty slim. I find that the best way to do this is to employ the good old Scientific Method. Think back to your 5th …

Weird Science in Talent Management

John Whitaker John Whitaker, Science, Talent Management

It’s been a long time since I reached down into my bag of Physics metaphors, but like a bad penny or that weird dream about donuts and a water slide, a recurring set of principles continues to populate my mind. This time, the thanks goes to 6th grade Science homework – don’t make fun, it was actually quite difficult. For me, …

Clock In, Check Out

John Whitaker Audacious Ideas, Driving Productivity, Employee Coaching, Employee Communications, Employee Engagement, John Whitaker

“Presenteeism costing employers 11 weeks per worker.” That’s the article heading that leapt off the page when I received my HR Daily update. (“Presenteeism…” you know it’s a relatively new concept when it gets spell-checked in WordPress.) Not absenteeism, mind you. We can all count the days when employees don’t show. Presenteeism is way more prevalent than absenteeism—how much more? …

The Science Behind Hiring For Potential

Tim Sackett Audacious Ideas, HR, HR & Sports, HR Tech, HR Technology, Selection, Tim Sackett

I’m a big fan of the prison series on Netflix, Orange is the New Black.  I didn’t think I would like it when multiple people told me I had to watch it, but I’ve been sucked in! I love how they let you begin to like or dislike a character before they reveal their true crimes, many times changing your whole …

VIDEO: Weird Science with Jennifer Yugo – The Science Behind Cultural Fit

Tim Sackett Cara Lucas, Digital Interviewing, HR Tech, HR Technology, Tim Sackett, Video

Wrapping up this month at the “Weird Science” Series, Tim Sackett chats via video with Jennifer Yugo, Chief Scientists at Corvirtus, on the science behind hiring for cultural fit. And while we’re already on the topic of using data in your candidate search, it’s totally worth your time to check out this month’s series blog post here. Tim SackettIf you Google …

Would You Sign This Petition? STEM, SHRM and the Body of Knowledge

William Tincup Audacious Ideas, Change, Good HR, HR Technology, Science, Trench HR, William Tincup

This is going to sound crazy. Wait for it… wait for it… wait for it… I want to change HR. Seems a bit premature… story of my life. (We’ll have to delve into that with another blog post.) When folks outside of the ecosystem of HR think of HR, they think of: Personnel and Staffing Compliance People People That’s about …