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 …

Who Knew There Was A Future HR Manager in Lord of the Flies?

Paul Hebert Culture, Employee Relations, HR, Innovation, Organizational Development, Paul Hebert

‘And you shut up! Who are you, anyway? Sitting there – telling people what to do. You can’t hunt, you can’t sing – ’ ‘I’m chief. I was chosen.’ ‘Why should choosing make any difference? Just giving orders that don’t make any sense – ’ ‘Piggy’s got the conch.’ ‘That’s right – favour Piggy as you always do – ’ …

The World Is Bigger and We Are Smaller – The Paradox of Recognition…

Paul Hebert Culture, Employee Relations, Engagement and Satisfaction, Good HR, Paul Hebert, Recognition, Total Rewards

When you don’t know what you don’t know, you’re very happy. If you are the best football player in a small town – you’re the best. Until you find out there is another town, a bigger town with a better football player a few miles down the road. Somehow that makes your recognition less valuable. You are no longer special. …

Is Employee Engagement a Sisyphean Effort?

Paul Hebert Audacious Ideas, Culture, Employee Relations, Engagement and Satisfaction, Metrics, Paul Hebert

Almost every company these days wants to create a program, a process, an intervention or an initiative that creates employee engagement.  It starts with the company paying someone for a “scientifically designed and vetted” survey instrument that gives management a “score” that can be influenced.  The score, usually somewhere between 1 and 5, or 1 and 10 – or even …