HR Needs To Be The Department of Errors and Corrections…

Paul Hebert Employee Relations, Employment Branding and Culture, Innovation, Paul Hebert, Performance, Science

To be successful HR needs to move from the department of enforcement to the department of corrections.  I’m cereal folks, super cereal. HR needs to become the department that allows mistakes and then helps correct them rather than the department that creates rules and regulations to ensure no one makes mistakes in the first place.  I know some of you …

For Business Innovation, Less Executives – More 7-Year Olds…

Paul Hebert Business Development, Change, Driving Productivity, Employee Coaching, Good HR, Influence, Innovation, Paul Hebert

Hey HR – want to get more innovation out of your employees?  Want to amp up the creativity index in your staff.  Look no further than a 7-year old. The Brainstorming Session I’ve been a part of many brainstorming sessions.  Some good.  Some bad.  I always like how they start with “There are no bad ideas.” Unfortunately, yeah, there are. …

Video Branding Spotlight: “Leap Year” by Hiscox Insurance…

Kris Dunn Culture, Influence, Innovation, Kris Dunn, Recruiting, Social Recruiting

When it comes to employment branding, video is one of the smartest plays you can make related to content to push out to prospective candidates.  Writing is hard – so a corporate blog can often go dark after about 20 well-intentioned posts. Nothing kills your brand worse than an abandoned blog (Look Sarah, their last post was in March!  Are …

Range and Change Anxiety: Electric Cars Are More Like Your Company Than You Think….

Steve Boese Change, Innovation, Steve Boese

Earlier in the week here on FOT, Tim Sackett wrote about change and the tendency of people and organizations to resist change, particularly when they sense that making significant changes to a given practice or process requires a more fundamental shift in thinking and perhaps presents a threat to a status quo that they have invested in heavily. Tim argues, …

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 – ’ …

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 …

A CEO Keeps It Real — Here’s Why We Should Love It

Josh Letourneau Communication, Culture, Employee Communications, Engagement and Satisfaction, Innovation, Joshua Letourneau

Last September, Stephen Elop, former Head of Business Development at Microsoft, was hired into Nokia as their new turnaround CEO. My guess is that he took the last few months to assess the true challenges he was looking at. They are steep, make no mistake. Apple changed the mobile game and now owns the high-end market, growing from 25% market …

Gainesville Loves Innovation

Steve Boese Innovation, SHRM, Steve Boese

Earlier in the week the FOT crew (well actually just Tim Sackett and I), took to publicly lamenting our respective SHRM 2011 Annual Conference presenter proposal rejections. While getting rejected is never fun (and if you believe Sackett, is an entirely foreign experience), from the carnage of said rejections, I noticed something really interesting in one of the comments on …