Clark Griswold, Breaking Woks and HR Exit Strategies

RJ Morris Change, Good HR, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, RJ Morris

You gotta love the first week of the New Year–gyms are full, treadmill salespeople are cashing mongo commission checks and Whole Foods is overrun with reformed Twinkie eaters resolving to go organic. Confidence is high after a brutal 2009 and 2010, but a lot of companies, and by extension their HR departments, are still thinking more about exit strategies than …

If You Are Going to Use What’s Out There as an Excuse, Just Stay on the Bus

RJ Morris Always Be Closing, Driving Productivity, Good HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, RJ Morris, Sports

Today’s post might sound like a sports post, but I promise it’s not. It’s actually about excuse-makers and blamers, and to make my point, you get treated to a story from my glorious forgettable football career. I worked hard, but I was missing that one key thing that was going to push me from benchwarmer to star: talent. No Rudy-esque …

Agent Smith and the Bible Tell Us All We Need to Know About the Goal of Zero Turnover…

Kris Dunn Employee Relations, HR (& Life!) Advice, Kris Dunn, Retention

I’m on record over at the HR Capitalist as pointing out that the recent 10%, across the board, pay increase for all Google employees means one thing**: **You’re a lot more like Google than you think. My friend Tim Sackett says that more money equals happiness.  He’s glad that Google finally said it.  My take?  More money won’t stop turnover, …

Time to Put the Ki-bosh on Being Overwhelmed – Embrace Being 2nd Best

Dawn Burke Dawn Hrdlica, Driving Productivity, Engagement and Satisfaction, HR (& Life!) Advice, Leadership

I’ve been in a funk.  Yep.  The spark is gone and I know why.  First about that spark:  it is what gives me superhuman HR strength.   That spark is the jolt of adrenaline I need to rock things Dawn style.  Anytime I start a new thing (job or project)… my spark ignites.  I love it! But the spark is gone …

Just Throw Strikes. Worst. Management. Practice. Evah.

Paul Hebert Communication, Employee Communications, HR (& Life!) Advice, Leadership, Paul Hebert, Performance

My son plays high school baseball.  He earned a varsity letter his sophomore year and gets a lot of playing time.  I’m assuming that the coach wouldn’t put him in the game if he wasn’t adding value to the team.  He plays shortstop mostly.  Some 3rd base and he pitches pretty regularly.  I’ve been told he’s pretty good. Now, if …