When HR Staff Becomes Essential

William Wiggins Change Management, Communication, Contingent Workforce, Corporate Social Responsiblity, COVID-19, Good HR, Telecommuting

Essential employee: An employee that has been designated as critical because their responsibilities include non-deferrable services that must be performed despite a catastrophic event, a weather emergency, or a public health crisis. An essential employee is one who is vital to meeting operational requirements of the business. Could this be? Human Resources “vital to meeting operational requirements of the business” ? And …

You Might Need to Wake Up From Your Dream

Ben Martinez Career Advice, Change Management, COVID-19, Leadership, Talent Strategy

Times are strange.  The other day, the CHRO of a former F500 employer reached out to get the password for an 9 year-old Twitter account. Somehow, I remembered my password and got them what they needed. No thank you from them. I guess they had a dream they should have done something with that Twitter account and got what they …

The Workplace Mental Health Files: COVID Edition

Dawn Burke Change Management, COVID-19, Mental Health, Performance, Talent Management, wellness

COVID has turned us into working headcases. Mental health awareness has been a trending workplace topic for several years. Still, now that many of our lives have taken a dramatic change, literally overnight, the Covid19 pandemic has cranked this focal point up to 11. As a long time therapy patient (you mean, you’re not???), and workplace leader who advocates greatly …

Seismic Shifts In HR

John Whitaker Change Management, Communication, COVID-19, Good HR

We’ve all probably said some version of “our kids/grandkids will be talking about this in History class one day,” which, in my house is met with a response of “OK Boomer.” Nevertheless… Consider that statement; First, I don’t care how “Boomer” it sounds (and, for the record, I am NOT), this absolutely will be talked about for generations to come. …

3 Things Every Recruiter Should be Doing During The Covid Crisis!

Tim Sackett Change Management, Recruiting, Sourcing, Talent Management

Tough times for most recruiters. If you’re lucky, you work for an organization that makes toilet paper, or anything sold at a grocery store, Sam’s Club, or Costco. Most recruiters will find themselves with some downtime. The question is, what do you do as a recruiter who was just put on a hiring freeze, assuming you still have your job!? …

Protect Your Assets – Your People

Kathy Rapp Analyst, Change, Change Management, Communication, Corporate America, COVID-19, Culture, Current Affairs, Good HR, HR, in the news, Influence, Job Market, Kathy Rapp, Layoffs, Leadership, Recruiting, Retention, Risks, Talent Strategy

How many of you are in your guest rooms/living rooms/patios “behind closed doors” working on a RIF spreadsheet? It’s a horrible exercise I’ve done too many times, and especially tough right now. With an unimaginable amount of uncertainty across most businesses, cost-savings levers are being pulled. As part of looking for cost-savings, how much quantitative analysis is taking place? It’s …

The HR Famous Podcast: E9 – For HR Leaders, “1” is the Loneliest Number

Kris Dunn Change Management, COVID-19, Employee Relations, Good HR, HR, Leadership, The HR Famous Podcast

In Episode 9 of The HR Famous Podcast, long-time HR leaders (and friends) Jessica Lee and Tim Sackett (Temporarily “Furloughed” from HR Famous, KD) come together and talk about what it’s like to be an HR Leader during the COVID-19 Crisis. The team talks about how home/work life has changed for them the last month and the importance of finding …

From Adversity Comes Opportunity For HR

Mark Fogel Audacious Ideas, Change Management, Employee Development, HR Technology, Learning and Development, Mark Fogel, Paul Hebert, Telecommuting

“Every adversity contains, at the same time, a seed of equivalent opportunity”. One of many quotes from the controversial Napoleon Hill, an American Self-help author from the early 20th century. I know your probably saying – Mark where did that come from? No, I did not go to my “go to guy” at Fistful of Talent, Paul Herbert, for the …

The Three Waves of Coronavirus

Kris Dunn Benefits, Change, Change Management, Employee Communications, Employee Relations, Leadership, Managing People

It’s crazy how in spite of forewarning from the other side of the world, how coronavirus seems to have snuck up on the USA. Just a week or two ago I knew several well informed colleagues, family and friends scoff at the thought that it could become anything more than “another flu bug” and that it surely wouldn’t have any …