The Upscale HR Pro and My Performance Review.

Jessica Lee Jessica Lee, Performance

My annual review is coming up and this year, I’m asking for a fat raise, a company car and an extra three weeks of vacation… or else, I’m quitting! Just kidding. Actually, in light of my upcoming review, I’ve been thinking about the past year, my role within the organization, and of course, the state of HR, because for me, …

I’m Still Standing Up for the Performance Review. You With Me?

Jessica Lee Jessica Lee, Performance

Is Samuel Culbert out of touch with the mainstream business landscape? Seriously… In an article he wrote for the Wall Street Journal last week, he pushed for getting rid of performance reviews: “the alleged primary purpose of performance reviews is to enlighten subordinates about what they should be doing better or differently but I see the primary purpose quite differently. I …

Confucius Says…Cultures (and Candidates) Vary In Their Willingness to Negotiate…

Jessica Lee Compensation/Cash Money, Interviewing, Jessica Lee, Making Offers, Recruiting

Workforce is talking about the Paycheck Fairness Act. You can make up your mind on your own for where you stand. As for me? I’m honestly a bit ignorant on the specifics of the legislation. Sorry to be a total dud… but as I begin pondering it all, here’s where my mind begins drifting… The way some folks talk about …

Talent Management Rocks In the DC Public Schools… Well, Sorta…

Jessica Lee Culture, Driving Productivity, Engagement and Satisfaction, Jessica Lee, Leadership, Performance, Recruiting, Total Rewards

Washington D.C.’s public schools are a hot mess. Here in your nation’s capitol where you have a hub of amazing intellect and oodles of movers and shakers, the school system has been failing for years. You might ask why, as an HR pro, I would blog about this. First, I’m a proud DC resident. But second and more relevant to …