Synergies: Just Another Word For My HR Is Better Than Your HR…

Steve Boese Bad HR, HR, Steve Boese

Mergers, buyouts, hostile takeovers – whatever the specific scenario, it is always high drama in the halls when Company A is about to absorb Company B. As a Human Resources or talent pro, if you find yourself on ‘acquiring’ side, once you get over your often undeserved feeling of smugness and superiority, (if you ever do), straight away you’ll find …

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 …

Who Knew There Was A Future HR Manager in Lord of the Flies?

Paul Hebert Culture, Employee Relations, HR, Innovation, Organizational Development, Paul Hebert

‘And you shut up! Who are you, anyway? Sitting there – telling people what to do. You can’t hunt, you can’t sing – ’ ‘I’m chief. I was chosen.’ ‘Why should choosing make any difference? Just giving orders that don’t make any sense – ’ ‘Piggy’s got the conch.’ ‘That’s right – favour Piggy as you always do – ’ …

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 …

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 …