3 Things Our Employees Hate to Do

Tim Sackett Change, Communication, Culture, Employee Coaching, Employee Communications, Employee Relations, Employment Branding and Culture, Engagement and Satisfaction, Good HR, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Influence, Leadership, Organizational Development, Performance, Policies, Recognition, SHRM, Tim Sackett

Do you ever feel like a Mom/Dad to your employees?  Wait, let me rephrase that – Do you ever not feel like a Mom/Dad to your employees?!  HR Pros tend to act in that manner in many ways, and usually our employees hate us for it. Don't do this, do this, sign this, bring this into work – we ask …

Maybe Annual Performance Reviews Are Really Better?

Paul Hebert Audacious Ideas, Career Paths, Metrics, Organizational Development, Paul Hebert, Performance

Bear with me… this is kinda a long post but IMHO it can have big impact on how you make decisions on performance. There is a lot of chatter on the interwebs about the death of traditional performance reviews.  Many HR pros and consultants saying we’ve outgrown the process and are suggesting that using social media thinking, real-time data, even …

The Management Auditors are Here!

Steve Gifford Culture, Employee Coaching, Leadership, Organizational Development, Performance, Steve Gifford

Your organizational development case study of the day is this: You have offices in nearly every country in the world, ranging from a staff of a few dozen to over a thousand.  Few people last at a given office for more than three or four years, although there is substantial rotation between offices.  The person in charge of the office …

Management Training When You’re Not Doing Management Training

Steve Gifford 60-Second SPHR, Bad HR, Culture, Employee Coaching, Hiring Managers, Interviewing, Leadership, Organizational Development, Policies, Steve Gifford

Your organization’s managers have many shortcomings.  They refuse to make a decision without having a meeting and cc-ing the whole world on an email about it.  They desperately need someone to fill that open position, then go two weeks without reviewing resumes, only to decide that maybe they  don’t need someone after all.  They can’t coach, avoid confrontation, and point …

The HR Olympics

Tim Sackett Benefits, Compensation/Cash Money, Conferences, Culture, Diversity, Employee Coaching, Employee Communications, Employee Relations, Games, Good HR, Harassment, Hiring Managers, HR, Innovation, Making Offers, Metrics, Onboarding, Organizational Development, Recruiting, SHRM, Sourcing, Succession Planning, T+D, Tim Sackett

Oh, I got me some Olympic Fever!  The Summer Olympics are the best – it’s like NCAA Tournament time but with sports we only care about once every four years!  This Summer Olympics I’m even more invested than usual because we have a local athlete from our hometown of DeWitt, MI, Gymnast Jordyn Weiber, competing, so I expect I’ll be …

First Day on the Job Blues

Tim Sackett Communication, Culture, Employee Communications, Employment Branding and Culture, Engagement and Satisfaction, Good HR, Hiring Managers, HR, Leadership, Onboarding, Organizational Development, Retention, Tim Sackett, Trench HR

I was reminded recently on how much your first day on the jobs sucks! I hear you – “What Tim?!” – the first day is the best!  No, it’s not – more than likely if you’re reading this, you’re an HR or Talent Pro so you “think” the first day on the job is wonderful – because you’ve designed orientation …

My Motivation: New Running Shoes and Leadership

Kathy Rapp Engagement and Satisfaction, Kathy Rapp, Leadership, Organizational Development

I started running again last week.  I know I haven’t run since February of 2010, because that’s the last time I sync’d my running playlist on my iPod.  Sad, but I had a wonderful reason to quit running…my now 19 month-old little girl. So in addition to needing new running shoes, I needed new motivational running songs.  Think “Rocky” soundtrack …

HR Should Run Volunteer Organizations

Paul Hebert Employee Coaching, Employee Relations, Engagement and Satisfaction, Good HR, Influence, Organizational Development, Paul Hebert, Performance

I read a quote a long time ago – I think it was from Peter Drucker – that said something along the lines of: “If you want to really understand management, manage volunteers.” I find that concept more and more relevant to what today’s managers must do in order to drive performance within their organizations.  While the economy may be …

Why Public Recognition Matters

Paul Hebert Employee Communications, Employee Relations, Employment Branding and Culture, Engagement and Satisfaction, Good HR, Organizational Development, Paul Hebert, Performance, Personal Brand, Recognition

I’ve seen almost everything you can see when it comes to incentive and reward programs.  That’s what being around for a while does for you.  And when you have a career’s worth of information in your brain the tendency is to want to explain things to the nth degree.  Go on, and on, and on, and on, and on. I’ll …