Why the Tony Robbins “You Can Be Great” Employee Goal-Setting Approach is BS

Kris Dunn Coaching, Driving Productivity, Employee Coaching, Engagement and Satisfaction, FOT Reads, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Influence, Kris Dunn, Labor, Leadership, Performance, T+D, Talent Strategy, Training and Development, Workforce Management Articles

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Are You Suffering From PTDD?

Chelsea Rowe Change, Chelsea Rowe, Driving Productivity, Engagement and Satisfaction, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Labor

So, you spent the last few days binge eating turkey, mashed potatoes and (the ever so aptly named) stuffing. You even spent a few hours basking in the glory of family, at least until the pleasantries expired and your mother-in-law opted to rearrange your living room… again. The turkey and in-laws are gone, you’ve pulled out your holiday sweaters, returned the couch to its proper location, …

Will you be replaced by a robot? Let’s break it down.

Steve Boese Change, HR, HR Technology, Labor, Steve Boese

If you are at all interested in the currently red-hot and pretty trendy “the robots are coming to take all our jobs, steal our girl/boyfriends, and destroy everything that we love” meme, then you will first want to allow yourself a big chunk of time this week to read The Future of Employment: How Susceptible are Jobs to Computerisation?, a …

Hiring is Broken

Steve Gifford Audacious Ideas, Bad HR, Candidate Pool, Current Affairs, Hiring Bias, Interviewing, Job Market, Labor, Recruiting, Steve Gifford, War for Talent

Our system for hiring employees is broken.  What’s more, I’m not sure that anyone knows how to fix it. Take a look at a very scary chart from the St. Louis Federal Reserve. So, of everyone who is currently unemployed, almost 40% of them have been out of work for more than six months. This has never happened in any …

If I Were President….

Andy Porter Andy Porter, Audacious Ideas, Labor

Thankfully, the election is upon us which means the end of the super annoying political ads. I mean come on, if you’re still “undecided” at this point in the game I frankly don’t think you deserve to vote at all. But we’ll leave that topic for anot buy levitra online without prescription her post. Instead, I’m going to share with …

You are a Pawn in your CEO's Game

Steve Gifford Bad HR, Communication, Current Affairs, Driving Productivity, Labor, Steve Gifford

Companies have a number of resources at their disposal: patent resources, real estate resources, IT resources, and of course, human resources.  Any CEO has at least mouthed words to the effect that “people are our most important resource.” But, every so often, a momentary lapse that some executives regard their employees as being on the same level as their furniture. …

When do you hire someone? Microeconomics for HR Professionals

Steve Gifford 60-Second SPHR, Business Development, Good HR, Labor, Seat at the Table, Steve Gifford, War for Talent, Workforce Management Articles

“When the hiring manager says so”, right?  And sure, you want to provide customer service to the humans that you support.  The larger question, though, is when does your organization hire someone? The economics concept to understand here is “margin”.  When an economist talks about margin, they’re talking about one additional item.  That is to say, the “marginal cost” of …