Headline #SHRM13 – Hillary Says Don’t Pay Attention

Paul Hebert HR, Organizational Development, Paul Hebert, SHRM

Well… not really. What Ms. Clinton said – I surmised from the twitter stream because my flight was delayed and I couldn’t make it to her chat – was “follow the trend lines not the headlines.”  It must have resonated with a few folks because I saw it retweeted quite a bit.  That is a very, very important statement. However, …

Relative HR Progress

Paul Hebert Audacious Ideas, Good HR, Innovation, Organizational Development, Paul Hebert, Performance, Policies, Star Wars, Training and Development

We humans have a tendency to see things in absolutes. It took Einstein to clue us in on the issue of time relativity and even that still leaves many of us scratching our heads.  (Tell me again how the speed of light has anything to do with how fast two people age?) We like to see things in black and …

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 …

Screw Employee Satisfaction – Gimme The Bad Boys and Girls

Paul Hebert Audacious Ideas, Change, Culture, Employment Branding and Culture, Engagement and Satisfaction, Innovation, Paul Hebert, Performance

Mad Men Season 5 started this past week. Full disclosure, before this past week’s episode, I’ve watched a total of 6 minutes of Mad Men.  But the hype was too much for me to bear, so I DVR’d it and sat and watched it the other night.  It’s awright. But… I liked it a lot more when I heard this …

#SHRMALT11 – Working for a Better Atlanta – Bless Their Hearts…

Paul Hebert HR Vendors, Paul Hebert, Seat at the Table, SHRM, The HR Profession

Yesterday I made the 3-hour drive to Atlanta to attend the final day of the two day Atlanta SHRM event in – well – Atlanta.  The drive isn’t that bad – except for the hour it takes to get from Atlanta to Atlanta. I’m convinced people in Atlanta don’t live in houses or apartments.  They all live in their cars, …

HR Needs To Be The Department of Errors and Corrections…

Paul Hebert Employee Relations, Employment Branding and Culture, Innovation, Paul Hebert, Performance, Science

To be successful HR needs to move from the department of enforcement to the department of corrections.  I’m cereal folks, super cereal. HR needs to become the department that allows mistakes and then helps correct them rather than the department that creates rules and regulations to ensure no one makes mistakes in the first place.  I know some of you …

HR Should Only Give 10% to Changing Culture…

Paul Hebert Change, Culture, Employee Communications, Engagement and Satisfaction, Influence, Organizational Development, Paul Hebert, Social Media, Social Network Analysis

Why didn’t someone tell you that you only need to give it 10% to be successful? I am.  Sorta. The Company Culture It’s not too unlikely that if you’re an HR pro you’ve been in meetings where the company culture is being discussed – or complained about more likely.  The fact is, whenever someone brings up corporate culture, all heads …

Don’t Be an HR Stealth Ninja…

Paul Hebert Change, Good HR, Paul Hebert, Seat at the Table, Trench HR

Is that redundant?  Ninjas and stealth are pretty similar no? Ninjas are known for their ability to strike and get out without being seen.  Same with stealth planes, trains and automobiles. The idea behind Ninjas and Stealth tech is they can get the job done without leaving any traces.  No one knows they were there and after they do their …

BIG IDEAS: What I Like About The Ladders New $2,500 Guarantee…

Paul Hebert Audacious Ideas, Generations, HR, HR Vendors, Interviewing, Paul Hebert, War for Talent

This week I’m not at #SHRM11. But I’m following the tweet stream and I know I’m missing swag videos, @ewmonster and his (and his company’s) total brand jacking of the twitter stream (and now my post) with BeKnown, Natasha Bedingfield and general fun tweetage (major props to them!)  But lurking in the background, seemingly little noticed by the swag obsessed attendees …