Go. Go on vacation. Here’s a pile of cash and don’t you dare check in.

Steve Boese Audacious Ideas, Benefits, Policies, Steve Boese, Work Life Balance

Did you happen to catch the story that made the rounds last week of the company that is paying every employee $7,500 to force/convince/entice them to take an actual annual, completely disconnected from work vacation? No? Well in case you were on vacation yourself and missed it, here are the details. Contact management company Full Contact’s ‘Paid, Paid’ vacation program, …

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 …

Sensible Shoes Suck. And So Do Dress Codes.

Kathy Rapp Communication, Culture, Engagement and Satisfaction, Kathy Rapp, Leadership, Policies

I met a friend for lunch recently and he says to me, “I’d have to send you home because of your shoes if you worked at my company”.  I looked at my feet to see (lovely) black, patent leather, high-heel sandals.  “Why on earth would these shoes cause me to be sent home” I ask.  “Well, they aren’t considered sensible shoes because …

This HR Fatty Wants To Give Someone A Fat Lip

Dawn Burke Bad HR, Dawn Hrdlica, Policies

I was working out…yes, working out when a CNN news report flashed up that Citizens Medical Center in Victoria, Texas enacted a policy refusing to hire anyone with a body mass index higher than 35.  I thought I was about to come unglued.  Or grab a pint of chunky-monkey. Holy crap. I am an HR Fatty.  I have a BMI …

Twitter and the Enterprise: Ownership and Portability Is More Important Than Social Media Policy…

Kris Dunn Kris Dunn, Policies, Social Media and Talent, Social Networking

I know – you’re trying to figure out what social media means in your company.  If you’re reading this post within a week of it being published, you’re way ahead of the curve.  If you’re finding this at the end of 2015, welcome to the show, kid! If you’re reading this in 2015, the long tail of social media finally …

Case Study: How Benefits Shapes your Talent Management

Steve Gifford Benefits, Organizational Development, Policies, Steve Gifford

So, here’s your organization, talent pro: strong employment brand, national recruiting, and no trouble filling vacancies.  Employees pay no premiums for medical, dental, or vision coverage.  They also get tuition reimbursement (including time off to study full time), free housing, and about a third of their paycheck is tax free.  No 401k match, but a fairly generous pension.  And, best …

The CYA Report E5: Stressed & Pressed, the Work More Economy

Kris Dunn CYA Report, Dawn Hrdlica, Kris Dunn, Policies, Tim Sackett

The CYA Report is a free flowing, sometimes mature discussion of HR and Talent Issues. On today’s show, we have guest Ed Fraunheim talking about the “work more economy” and his upcoming feature in Workforce Management Magazine: Stressed and Pressed. Hosts: Kris Dunn and Dawn Burke  News: Tim Sackett Producer: Holland Dombeck Music: intro – The Mighty Mighty Bosstones – “Someday I Suppose” interview – …

Employees Cheating Time… But What Can You Do About It?

Kris Dunn Employee Relations, Jon Hyman, Policies

FOT Nation – Meet Jon Hyman: Jon Hyman is a partner at Kohrman, Jackson & Krantz. He is the author of the nationally recognized Ohio Employer’s Law Blog and tweets about employment law issues, follow him at @jonhyman. His colleagues affectionately refer to him as “Social Media Guy.” He parlayed his status as a social media early-adopter to author and edit Think Before You Click…, the first book to …