Allow Me To “Shock” You – The Case Against Org Charts, Job Descriptions, and other Formalized Structures in Corporate America…

jasonseiden Culture, Jason Seiden

A few decades ago, Stanley Milgrim famously discovered that people’s sense of obedience is greater than our sense of personal judgment. About two-thirds greater, actually. Milgrim had subjects deliver electric shocks to strangers any time the strangers erred in answering a question. And though subjects could hear the strangers’ screams as the power of the shocks ratcheted up, two-thirds of them …

Crime and Company Culture – Broken Windows & Broken Companies

Paul Hebert Culture, Paul Hebert, Performance, Recognition, Recruiting, Retention, Total Rewards

Everyone wants to work at a quality company.  Each of us wants to feel good about our place of employment and see our company's name on the "most admired" lists published each year.  It's an admirable goal and the right thing for your employees.  From a talent standpoint, it's critical.  Attracting the best and brightest – those you can rely …

Why Evil HR Types Block All Social Media at Your Company….

Kris Dunn Culture, Driving Productivity, Engagement and Satisfaction, Generations, HR Technology, Kris Dunn

Why do evil HR types get the heebie jeebies when it comes to allowing access to social media?  All you need to know is the Twitter message below… More comments after the jump, once this one soaks in a bit… Now, the guy who twittered this is probably a great employee.  Sure, stuff like this can happen via email, but …

Fishing Through the Fancy Titles On the Recruiting Scene…

Jason Pankow Candidate Pool, Compensation/Cash Money, Culture, Jason Pankow, Making Offers, Recruiting

I was talking to a blow hard potential candidate the other day.  He had introduced himself to me as the “Senior Vice President of XYZ Studios.” Ooooh…sounds catchy.  Sounds like someone I may be interested in. Then, we chatted.  It quickly became apparent to me that his job was the equivalent of a Business Development Manager.  Basically…he found external game …