Giving Advice is like a Punch in the Face if it is Not Asked For

Dawn Burke Change, Culture, Dawn Hrdlica, Employee Relations, Good HR

95% of my job revolves around talent management.  Since the term talent management is overused, my definition of talent management includes: Ensuring Talent is available Ensuring Talent is given rewarding career opportunities Ensuring Talent is in the right place at the right time In order to achieve those three things, I spend a lot of time sharing my opinions, including …

Do You Keep the McGraths or the Buseys? Or, Are You Smarter Than a Trump?

Paul Hebert Career Paths, Current Affairs, Driving Productivity, Good HR, Paul Hebert, Performance

Celebrity Apprentice (CA) is entertainment. Let’s not forget that. Sometimes good entertainment. Sometimes cringe-worthy entertainment (see Clint Black commercial Season 2 – maybe NSFW.) But it is entertainment. And, like any good consultant, I take a lot of what I bring to the client’s table from the plethora of reality TV offered today (‘cept for the previously mentioned commercial.) Why …

There’s No Such Thing As Black People Music…

William Tincup Diversity, Good HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, William Tincup

Turns out… we’re all riddled with biases. Newsflash! While we secretly wish that wasn’t the case and/or that we were somehow above it, we’re not. And for the cynics amongst us, allow me a moment to prove it to you. Imagine a scenario for me… you’re interviewing candidates for a critical role within your organization. During polite conversation the candidate …

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 …

Sexual Harassment 2.0: Damn I’d Like To Tag That…

William Tincup Good HR, Harassment, HR, Policies, Social Recruiting, William Tincup

A sexual innuendo, some social media and a smart phone walk into a bar one night… Sexual Harassment 2.0 comes out the next morning.  A cautionary tale… I was at a conference in the fall and was having dinner with a colleague and she noted the time (9:00 pm) and said… “Well, this is when all the drunken texts will …

HR Owns This One. Bellweathers – Charlie Sheen – HR Capitalist

Paul Hebert Culture, Current Affairs, Engagement and Satisfaction, Good HR, Kris Dunn, Organizational Development, Paul Hebert, Performance, Recognition, War for Talent

You are what you eat. You are what you drive. You are where you live. You are who you put up with. Is Charlie Sheen an Employee Bellwether? At first Charlie Sheen was an interesting side note to all the crazy stuff associated with the star-laden left coast. Then he became something more. He became headline news.  He became a …

My Name is Tim Sackett, and I’m an HR Pro…

Tim Sackett Always Be Closing, Good HR, HR, Tim Sackett

I’m an HR Pro. Have you ever wondered what that really means? Like what images come to mind when someone says, “I’m an HR Pro”?  My guess is for most people outside of HR it’s probably a combination of: hiring/recruiting, training, employee related paperwork, payroll, discipline, rule maker, party planner, community relations, therapist, etc. And if you’ve been in HR for a …

The World Is Bigger and We Are Smaller – The Paradox of Recognition…

Paul Hebert Culture, Employee Relations, Engagement and Satisfaction, Good HR, Paul Hebert, Recognition, Total Rewards

When you don’t know what you don’t know, you’re very happy. If you are the best football player in a small town – you’re the best. Until you find out there is another town, a bigger town with a better football player a few miles down the road. Somehow that makes your recognition less valuable. You are no longer special. …