Fixing the Annual Performance Review – I Recommend More Work for HR Folks

Paul Hebert Culture, Generations, Paul Hebert, Performance, Retention

While HR may not be the one doing all the work each year, traditionally they are the "cops" that track and manage it.  The "it" I'm referring to is the annual performance appraisal.  While the individual manager is typically responsible for their team's individual reviews, the HR folks are the ones checking their list twice to make sure every employee …

Employee Generated Videos – If You Want to Make a Hit, You’ve Got to Make it Quick…

Kris Dunn Culture, HR Technology, Kris Dunn, Social Media

We've been experimenting a good bit on our company-based social network (affectionately named "Sourceapolooza") and I'm becoming increasingly convinced that the killer app for any internal social network is video.  After all, YouTube rocks the casbah, and it's what people now expect/want in any web offering. The only thing better than video on your internal flavor of Facebook?  EMPLOYEE generated videos.  …

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 …