BIG IDEAS: What I Like About The Ladders New $2,500 Guarantee…

Paul Hebert Audacious Ideas, Generations, HR, HR Vendors, Interviewing, Paul Hebert, War for Talent

This week I’m not at #SHRM11. But I’m following the tweet stream and I know I’m missing swag videos, @ewmonster and his (and his company’s) total brand jacking of the twitter stream (and now my post) with BeKnown, Natasha Bedingfield and general fun tweetage (major props to them!)  But lurking in the background, seemingly little noticed by the swag obsessed attendees …

HR Psychographics: “Observable Distaste for Team Sports” While Clinging to Empty Relics of “Human Capital”…

Josh Letourneau Audacious Ideas, HR, Joshua Letourneau, Organizational Development, Recruiting, Social Network Analysis, Social Recruiting

I don’t know about any of you, but I’m straight-up interested in the upcoming research about How HR Thinks and Feels. And if you think I’m saying this because FOT has some stake in it, that just aint true.  Even FOT’s own Tim Sacket wrote a skeptical post about the research, reminding us that we need to be careful forming …

A Night at the Improv with HR…

Paul Hebert Audacious Ideas, Business Development, Change, Driving Productivity, Employee Communications, Employee Relations, Good HR, HR, Innovation, Paul Hebert, Performance

Wouldn’t it be nice to know that for once, things will be staying the same for a while? I think about business in prior decades – the 20’s, 30’s, 40’s and 50’s. Most business folks could get up every day and know that things will be pretty much like they were yesterday (not counting the War years, of course.) Most …

Mythbusters: Executive Search Edition…

admin Audacious Ideas, Bob Corlett, Executive Search, Recruiting, Working With Recruiters

Dear Corporate HR Friends, You know that tough job opening that’s been on your books a while now? The one with the hard-to-find skills and a hard-to-please hiring manager?   Why haven’t you engaged an executive search firm yet?  (Was it the mind-boggling cost? No definitive timeline for results?  Uncertainty about getting any results?  Or perhaps your last experience just didn’t …

Is Employee Engagement a Sisyphean Effort?

Paul Hebert Audacious Ideas, Culture, Employee Relations, Engagement and Satisfaction, Metrics, Paul Hebert

Almost every company these days wants to create a program, a process, an intervention or an initiative that creates employee engagement.  It starts with the company paying someone for a “scientifically designed and vetted” survey instrument that gives management a “score” that can be influenced.  The score, usually somewhere between 1 and 5, or 1 and 10 – or even …

More Money Does Equal Happiness… By the Way…

Tim Sackett Audacious Ideas, Compensation/Cash Money, Culture, Engagement and Satisfaction, Tim Sackett, Total Rewards

Google recently made public plans to give each and everyone of their 23,000 employees a 10% raise in January.  From the Wall Street Journal article: The pay hike comes as Google ramps up its battle with competitors, especially neighboring Facebook Inc., in a fight to secure talented staff. Roughly 10% of Facebook’s employees are Google veterans and other Silicon Valley …