Low Tide in the Management Harbor

Paul Hebert COVID-19, Good HR, Hiring Managers, Managing People, Organizational Development, Paul Hebert

I know. Every post on the internet is now focused on how to respond to these weird and franky, unprecedented times. And as this is a predominately HR-focused site I’m sure you’re seeing all the ways HR should, could, would handle things. Nobody really knows. We are all making it up as we go along because no one has had …

Why do Great Managers Matter? A Statistical Lesson

Paul Hebert Influence, Leadership, Learning and Development, Managing People, Performance, Talent Management

My Bachelor degree is in statistics. Actually “Quantitative Business Analysis,” which is fancy for statistics. I loved the idea of using math to “predict” outcomes and prove hypotheses. My senior paper attempted to use a variety of statistical methods to predict the outcome of football games. I’m still not retired, so you can judge how well that analysis worked. Got …

Would You Be Happy With No HR?

Paul Hebert Audacious Ideas, Change, HR

Today, if twitter is to be believed, (and there are many whom attribute gospel-like reverence to it) HR is focused on talent, technology and turnover. Throw in an employee experience or two and you’ve got the top 5 “issues” HR needs to address. I have orbited HR for over 15 years, and if I step into the wayback machine, 15 …

Artifacts of Culture or “What’s in the BOX!”

Paul Hebert Culture, Diversity, employee experience, Employment Branding and Culture, Uncategorized

Company culture.   The go-to excuse or ultimate reason for everything good or bad that happens at a company. It’s never the people – it’s the culture.   It enables idiots and sinners.  It encourages geniuses and visionaries.   It is what makes each company different and unique. It’s also what everyone shares, making us the same.   It is the ultimate paradox. It is both good and bad. It is common while still being individual. It allows you to mold it while …

Should We Retire the Term “Full-Time” Position?

Paul Hebert Employee Development, Employee Engagement, HR, Uncategorized

As I survey the employee/employer relationship landscape, I really never see a great story. Oh, sure, there are good “anecdotes” here and there of some company (typically privately held, startup-mentality, uber-cool) doing something unique and interesting enough to get into INC and Forbes. These stories are the bloody chum consultants tweet, retweet, post and build models around (until the next …