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 …

How To Tell if Your Performance Review Is Shot to Hell (Image and Webinar)

Kris Dunn Kris Dunn, Performance, Succession Planning

OK – I promised you an image up front, so here it is.   Take a look and we’ll discuss after the jump: Here’s what the image means.  If this image can’t be the end result of your performance review process, you’ve likely over-engineered what you’re doing with performance management. The image itself is pretty basic.  It’s the classic 9-box …

Succession Hiring, Average Managers and Lazy Men Playing Tennis

RJ Morris Hiring Managers, Recruiting, RJ Morris, Succession Planning, Uncategorized

On a recent visit to the park near my house, I saw four guys playing tennis at the courts next to the playground.  “Good for them,” I thought to myself.  “Early Saturday morning, and those guys are out to work up a good sweat.”  I, on the other hand, was sitting on a bench, pounding a venti latte, watching my kids play and planning …

GenY’s Succession Plan – Fire the Old Farts

Tim Sackett Audacious Ideas, Bad HR, Candidate Pool, Career Paths, Culture, Driving Productivity, Employee Coaching, Employee Relations, Generations, Influence, Job Market, Job Seeker Advice, Organizational Development, Recognition, SHRM, Succession Planning, Tim Sackett

For those who read my stuff regularly, you know I’m not a real fan of all the generational talk that goes on in our space – “GenY’s are like this, and Baby Boomers are like that, and GenXers are something totally different…”, blah, blah, blah.  It annoys me when people paint broad strokes over an entire population of people – …

The Secret to Successful HR Projects

Tim Sackett Bad HR, Change, Communication, Employee Communications, Employee Relations, Good HR, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, HR Technology, Innovation, Leadership, Metrics, Onboarding, Performance, Recognition, Recruiting, Relocation, SHRM, Sourcing, Succession Planning, T+D, Tim Sackett

I think the world is broken into two types of people: 1. People who do things the hard way. 2. People who let other people do things the hard way. I’m going to tell you what kind of person I am, but I actually didn’t write this piece, I shopped it out to someone on FreeLance.com for $5. The Secret …

FOT Quiz Time! When Does Terminating An Employee Become A Reward?

Tim Sackett Succession Planning, Tim Sackett

Answer: When your employees are pseudo union workers with individually bargained contracts! Say hello to the NFL and “retired” quarterback, Carson Palmer, of the Cincinnati Bengals. Here’s the back story: in 2010 Palmer was the starting quarterback for arguably the worst team in the NFL.  In 2005, Palmer signed, at the time, the single largest contract in NFL history ($118M …

Succession at Your Company: Why the Young and the Old Secretly Hate Each Other

William Tincup Succession Planning, William Tincup

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about my own mortality.  I’ve also been thinking a lot about why succession sucks.  Like duh.   It’s not that we lack the skills, processes and/or software for proper succession.  It’s that the conversation at its very core is an emotional Beirut for all parties involved.  We’re all avoiding the concept of… dude, your …