Instill “Best-Practices” – You’ll Go Nowhere Fast

Dawn Burke Dawn Burke, Employment Branding and Culture, Good HR

I heard a great quote from Chuck Harris, long-time CEO of the South Hampton YMCA.  He’s been in the game a long time, about to retire actually.  Here is what he said: “Best practices is the new box of mediocrity.”  Oh I really love this. See there really aren’t best practices anymore.  Or if you do get to a point where you …

Do You Build Anything Different With Your Legos? Engagement Commodities Are Ruining Your Company

Paul Hebert Culture, Employee Engagement, employee experience, Engagement and Satisfaction, HR, Innovation, Paul Hebert, Talent Strategy

I read an article a while back with the headline: “Information is a Commodity. Your Story is Not.” The content of that post has nothing to do with this post other than the idea that no matter how well you research best practices and copy them for your organization, you are simply assembling commodities (information) in pretty much the same …

Next Practices

Tim Sackett Good HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Tim Sackett

Don’t try stealing Next Practices as your new book title—someone already got it on Amazon.  I’m sick of “best practices;” I’m ready for “next practices.” What are next practices? Next practices are those things that people are doing that are truly innovative.  Take a look at Zappos (a little part of me dies each time I have to say that, …

So you want to use LinkedIn…but you don’t want to get fired…what do you do?

Kelly Dingee Kelly Dingee, Social Networking, Uncategorized

Recruiting can be a dangerous place…judgments can abound. I’ve written before about past responsibilities I’ve had as a sourcer.  During telecom’s peak in 2000, my company proactively searched job boards to retain staff that were testing the waters for new careers.  That was a time when a candidate could post a resume and within 24 hours be interviewing or on …