Think Metrics and Accountability is Lame HR? Remember The Challenger…

Dawn Burke Dawn Hrdlica, Metrics

The topic of metrics has been debated by many of the FOTers regarding the validity and/or stupidity of them  in the HR world.  Regardless where you fall in the debate, most would agree many team members throughout our organizations still struggle with pushing cohesive goals forward to achieve results.  They struggle even more having honest conversations with their teams about …

Is Employee Engagement a Sisyphean Effort?

Paul Hebert Audacious Ideas, Culture, Employee Relations, Engagement and Satisfaction, Metrics, Paul Hebert

Almost every company these days wants to create a program, a process, an intervention or an initiative that creates employee engagement.  It starts with the company paying someone for a “scientifically designed and vetted” survey instrument that gives management a “score” that can be influenced.  The score, usually somewhere between 1 and 5, or 1 and 10 – or even …

When It Comes to Social Recruiting, ROI Stinks As a Worthwhile Measure…

Josh Letourneau Joshua Letourneau, Metrics, Social Recruiting, Trench HR

ROI (“Return on Investment”).  We just gotta get us some ‘cuz it feels so good.  It’s become the drug we believe is going to solve all our business problems – so when we need a cash injection to fuel our newly burgeoning Social Recruiting programs and initiatives, we’ve been taught to think that all we need is a fancy excel …

Don’t be lazy. HR Rockstars measure everything… old school style and new school.

Dawn Burke Dawn Hrdlica, Good HR, Metrics, Workforce Management Articles

So…the debate rages on recruiting Metrics.  Alex Douzet in his Workforce article “Quality of Fill” an Emerging Recruitment Metric did a fine job of getting the two main (and lingering) points across on the state of recruiting metrics: It is surprising that many, MANY companies do not have any metrics in place to measure Recruiting efforts. It is exciting to …

HR Metrics Gone Wild

Tim Sackett Bad HR, Metrics, Tim Sackett, Workforce Management Articles

Look, I love metrics – ask anyone on my staff – we measure everything at my company. Heck I’d measure how long it takes staff to go to the bathroom if I thought it would help them perform better!  But there comes a time in every company when the Human Resource Department steps over the ledge.  You know the time, …