To Define Your Culture, Purposely Hire An Asshole

Dawn Burke Bad HR, Dawn Burke, Hiring Managers, HR, Recruiting, Talent Strategy

If you are offended by this term, Robert Sutton in his book The No Asshole Rule writes this is the only word appropriate in this context. Why? “There is an emotional reaction to a dirty title. You (an author) have a choice between being offensive and being ignored.” – Robert Sutton Regarding advice on the topic, this author chose not being ignored. …

Stop Teaching People How to Give Feedback

Ben Olds Audacious Ideas, Culture, Guest: Ben Olds, Performance

Want a feedback culture? Join the club. But how does HR help create this? Most organizations start by teaching managers how to give feedback effectively. The logic follows that if they have the skill, then they’ll go around giving all sorts of helpful feedback to readily receptive employees who will use it to improve and pay it forward in a …

The CYA Report E55: Creating A Lasting Company Culture with Ben Peterson [PODCAST]

Cara Lucas Cara Lucas, Culture, CYA Report, Employee Engagement, HR, Podcast, Tim Sackett

Welcome to The CYA Report, brought to you by Workforce.com and Fistful of Talent. On today’s show we have Ben Peterson, Co-Founder and CEO of BambooHR, on Creating a Lasting Company Culture. Host: Tim Sackett Producer: Cara Lucas Music: intro  –  Weekend  “Coma Summer” close – Tapes ‘n Tapes  “Freak Out” Can’t see the player below? Click here to listen now. All episodes available on iTunes …

Hey HR – Is It Time to Be Less Business-y?

Paul Hebert Culture, Employee Engagement, Employee Relations, Employment Branding and Culture, Engagement and Satisfaction, HR, Paul Hebert

This post might whip a few HR heads around. I’m suggesting that that HR may want to spend a bit more time being touchy-feely and less time being all business-y.  I know you’ve been beat up for the past 10 years about getting that proverbial furniture assignment—you know—the seat that must not be named.  You’ve been told that the path …

Curve Your Enthusiasm

John Whitaker Culture, Current Affairs, John Whitaker

Marissa Mayer eats employee angst for breakfast. Just when you thought corporate malaise might creep back into the annual performance-review process, Marissa kicks it right in the ‘nards. The rather transparent and well known “secret” in most corporations is that the “Bell Curve” is alive and well, albeit not publicized. In most cases, the “curve” is used in determining compensation distribution, …

Performance, Culture, and the Miami Dolphins

Steve Boese Culture, Current Affairs, HR & Sports, Performance, Steve Boese

Focusing on performance—getting the absolute most output, productivity, creativity, etc.—out of the workforce is generally seen as a positive managerial approach. Tim Sackett’s favorite CEO, Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer, is (for the most part), winning plaudits for tightening up the work rules, increasing performance expectations, and demanding accountability for employees and managers. And that, whether it manifests itself in more stringent …

Born in Paris Raised Everywhere – Cultural Mélange

Paul Hebert Conferences, Culture, Engagement and Satisfaction, HR, Organizational Development, Paul Hebert

Having spent a few days at Illinois SHRM this week my head is buzzing trying to categorize and manage all the new names, faces, concepts, ideas, facts and figures.  The conference was just a great learning experience for me and based on the widely imitated but rarely matched, quick non-scientific “Paul Hebert Poll,” it was a great use of time …

I Hired This Totally Rad Guy

Meredith Soleau Change, Meredith Soleau, Policies, Social Media and Talent

I broke about five rules in the employee handbook to hire someone. And I don’t even care. Meet Rad:                   Rad is driving the creative bus at the dealership now. Which? Is awesome. We needed to hire someone for our digital marketing spot. We needed someone artistic, creative, and talented. I went to a …