The Smartest Thing Zappos HR Ever Did Has Barely Caught On. Why?

Tim Sackett Employment Branding and Culture, Tim Sackett 5 Comments

Remember a few years back when Zappos, the darling of the HR world, announced it was offering new employees $1000 on their 90 day anniversary to leave the company? (BTW – that offer is now up to $4,000 to leave the company! Talk about doubling down on culture!) At the time that’s all HR people talked about – it was …

Getting Rid of Managers Is a Bad Idea That Just Keeps Getting Worse

John Hollon John Hollon, Organizational Development

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Business fads predicated on eliminating managers are a bad idea. I know, I know — Zappos has generated a lot of media attention for embracing “holocracy” and getting rid of managers, and others have tried it too, but with the exception of W.L. Gore, the maker of Gore-Tex, virtually nobody has had much success …

I Wish I Would Have Used An Assessment: Everyone Has Something To Hide

Dawn Burke Always Be Closing, Audacious Ideas, Bad HR, Dawn Burke, Dawn Hrdlica, Driving Productivity, FOT Reads, Good HR, Hiring Bias, Hiring Managers, HR, HR Technology, HR Vendors, Making Offers

FOT Note:  Who here hates bad hires? (#Everyone) That’s why we recently onboarded Chequed.com as an annual sponsor at FOT, where they’ll sponsor posts like this one, allowing FOT contributors to write without restriction on all things related to pre-hire screening and testing.  Since some FOTers call bad hires “scrubs,” Chequed.com has also signed up to sponsor a FOT video …

Are YOU Planning on Doing Away With Your Managers? Doubtful.

Paul Hebert Audacious Ideas, Change, Culture, HR, Innovation, Paul Hebert, Pop Culture

A new word crept into HR’s vernacular last week:  holacracy. Better get used to seeing it because I’m sure every twitter chat and every blog post by every consultant in HR will have some opinion on it soon enough. I’m also guessing that each of those posts will rave about it and suggest that you follow in Zappos’ footsteps if …

When Will Zappos Jump the Shark?

Paul Hebert Change, Culture, Current Affairs, Employee Relations, Engagement and Satisfaction, Good HR, Paul Hebert

I probably don’t have to explain it but I will – jumping the shark is that moment when something goes from good to meh, from cool to something your Dad says too often and thinks is funny, from relevant to irrelevant. Now, if you belong to any LinkedIn groups associated with HR, or follow any blogs (including this one) that …