We here it all the time:
“They’ve got to much to lose to take that kind of a risk.”
Or statements similar to this.
As I travel out and about on the fall HR conference tour (most State level SHRM conferences happen in the fall) I’m reminded constantly that Big HR Shops (Fortune 500 companies, Big Government, Giant Non-Profits, etc.) are not who you should be turning to for the next great HR ideas. Maybe you can turn to them for Best Practices – but is best practice – where you want to be? Best Practice is by it’s nature – solid and fully vetted – for years. It’s great HR from 5+ years ago. Safe. You can’t go wrong with Best Practice HR. But please stop trying to act like it’s “great” HR – it’s not – it’s more of the same HR.
Read the whole post over at The Tim Sackett Project (an FOT contributor blog)
If you Google “Tim Sackett” you’ll find our Tim, and a truck driver chaplain. Our Tim is NOT the truck driver chaplain, although how awesome would that be if he was!? He is a prolific writer in the HR and TA space who just happens to also run an Engineering and IT contract staffing agency (HRU Technical Resources) out of Michigan. He also writes every day at his own blog, the Tim Sackett Project. Weirdly, he’s known as an expert in workplace hugging, which was kind of cool years ago, but now seems painfully creepy, but we still love him and he’s fairly harmless. Tim is also on the board of the Association of Talent Acquisition Professionals (ATAP), lifetime Michigan State Spartan fan, husband to a Hall of Fame wife, 3 sons, and his best friend Scout. He also wrote a book with SHRM called The Talent Fix, you can find it on Amazon.