The 5 Ps of Delivery

Holland Dombeck McCue Always Be Closing, Holland Dombeck, HR (& Life!) Advice, Succession Planning

It’s 6:30 in the morning, and I’m just getting around to writing my post for today. I originally carved out time in my week to draft it the evening before—my normal approach—but around 8pm last night as I was saddling up to my desk, I was struck down with Bridesmaids level food poisoning.  Have you ever had food poisoning? I’ve …

Camping, Stag Beer and Succession Planning

RJ Morris Driving Productivity, Good HR, HR, RJ Morris, Succession Planning

My grandpa used to sit on the back porch, drinking Stag beer and sharing his life philosophies with anyone who would listen. Drinking and philosophizing. Good work if you can get it.  These pearls of wisdom usually involved a type of sociological classification. He would sit in his rocking chair and trot out gems like: You either love cats or …

You Have So Much Potential

William Tincup Audacious Ideas, Culture, Driving Productivity, Engagement and Satisfaction, Good HR, Leadership, Learning and Development, Organizational Development, Recognition, Retention, Succession Planning, Talent Strategy, William Tincup

If you were MENSA eligible, would you join the organization? For me, the answer is a resounding NO. The main reason is… it would screw with me, and it would hinder my ability to have relationships with normal people. See… normal people. WTF. If you’re smart, turns out, you know it. Having an outside, third-party objective organization tell you that …

Succession Planning Case Studies: GM Solid, Microsoft Sucky

RJ Morris Bad HR, Good HR, Leadership, Pop Culture, Recruiting, RJ Morris, Succession Planning, Uncategorized

An HR nerd like me sees news from the business world dealing with hiring, succession and promotional decisions as fascinating. Big public companies allow you a peek into how decisions are made and how good or how bad they are in these key areas. Last week, Dan Akerson, the current CEO of GM, decided he wanted to accelerate his retirement …

WEBINAR: Do You Build Your Company Around People Who Can “Fake it Until They Make It”?

Kris Dunn Candidate Pool, HR, Succession Planning, T+D, Webinar

CLICHE ALERT:  Stop me when you’ve heard these before… “We really are looking to hire smart people…” “Smart people figure things out….” “Smart people aren’t afraid of change..” Blah, blah, blah… The problem with all that?  The definition of smart people. Most people think that being smart is about IQ, most often demonstrated by academic achievement. If you’re trying to …

Ending the Fiction of Lifetime Employment

Steve Gifford Audacious Ideas, Books, Career Paths, Change, Culture, Giving Notice, Personal Brand, Retention, Steve Gifford, Succession Planning

You probably aren’t working in the last job you’ll ever have.  Heck, there’s a good chance you’re not even in the single digits of employers before you retire.  So, why do we pretend that we are? That’s the interesting issue that is posed in this month’s Harvard Business Review, entitled Tours of Duty: The New Employer-Employee Contract.  The authors lay …

The Next Big Thing In HR

Tim Sackett Audacious Ideas, Candidate Pool, Career Paths, Change, Coaching, Giving Notice, Good HR, Hiring Managers, HR, Influence, Leadership, Organizational Development, Performance, Retention, SHRM, Succession Planning, Tim Sackett, Trench HR, War for Talent

The next big thing in HR is also the #1 thing HR sucks in.  Whether you’re feeling it or not in your organization, hiring is coming back.  That means slowly but surely the economy is getting better.  That means slowly but surely you’re going to have people retiring.  All those Baby Boomers that held on an extra 2, 3, 4 …

The Changing of the Guard: Gen Y wants a job, just not that one!

Steve Gifford Candidate Pool, Career Paths, Organizational Development, Recruiting, Steve Gifford, Succession Planning

Good news, Gen Yers — that moment we’ve been waiting for is coming! At my last job, I replaced a retiring 42-year employee.  In the last two weeks, I’ve interviewed for two additional jobs opened up by employee retirements — one of them had been with that agency 33 years. Thirty-three years.  That’s right, on her first day of work, …

Daddy, where do CEO’s come from?

Steve Gifford Candidate Pool, Career Paths, Employee Coaching, Employment Branding and Culture, Executive Search, Insourcing, Leadership, Seat at the Table, Steve Gifford, Succession Planning

Not HR, sweetie.  They don’t come from HR. Today’s posting is of the “food for thought” variety, rather than a checklist of ways to up your talent game.  I have no clear answers.  What I do know from observing outside and inside is that there are certain career paths in our companies that can lead to the corner office.  Ours …

As You Go

William Tincup Audacious Ideas, Candidate Pool, Change, Communication, Culture, Employee Communications, Employee Relations, Employment Branding and Culture, Giving Notice, Good HR, Onboarding, Outplacement, Recruiting, Relocation, Retention, Succession Planning, Training and Development, William Tincup

One of the biggest failures of the “candidate experience” dialogue is that the main point is usually lost on folks… treat people humanely. Process, products and/or people will not solve the “problem” if your core values are dark and/or meaningless. Hello, my name is Lipstick on a Pig, have we met? Don't get me wrong. I think it’s good for …