Fire With Grace

Ed Baldwin Ed Baldwin, Employee Relations, Employment Branding and Culture, Good HR, HR, Outplacement, Performance, Personal Conduct Policy

Grace is a word not often used in a business context. It should probably be used more. And even less so, grace is not something we typically associate with firing someone, taking away someone’s source of financial security, involuntarily. But we should. Because when it comes to firing someone, grace on the part of the employer is what’s needed most. …

7 Signs Your Employer Doesn’t Care About People

Ed Baldwin Bad HR, Career Advice, Culture, Ed Baldwin, Employment Branding and Culture, Good HR, Innovation, Job Seeker Advice, Old School, Recruitment Marketing, Seat at the Table, Uncategorized

As HR pros we all want to work for a progressive, forward-thinking company that values its people. A company that is recognized as a great employer – or dare I say one that treats their employees “as their greatest asset”. No HR or Talent Pro seeks otherwise. “Man, I just want to find a company where I’m a replaceable cog …

You Got the Skills to Pay the Bills?

Kathy Rapp Change, Kathy Rapp, Leadership

I’ve got the skills to pay the bills, ya I got the got the got the skills to pay the bills I’ve got the skills to pay the bills Ah what you got, I got the skills to pay the bills For those who don’t know me, my eclectic mix of music loves includes the Beastie Boys.  This track has …

Drake’s “God’s Plan” Is Telling You How to Do Recruiting and HR

Kris Dunn HR, Kris Dunn, Pop Culture

–Imagine if I never met the broskis… ————————————————— Life with kids these days is hard for a GenX parent.  While my wife has temporarily Jedi-mind tricked my 14-year old into loving hits from the 70s and 80s (she drives him around and she may as well have tied him up and made him listen to the Sirius stations for a …

Leaders Should Use “Empathy” Cheat-Sheets, As Long As They Mean It

Dawn Burke Dawn Burke, Good HR

Did you know Trump was in the news? Of course you did. After the Parkland shooting, Trump met with several survivors to talk about the shooting’s impact. Per the Trump playbook, not to miss a photo op, Trump allowed the open discussion to be videoed.  To many viewers’ surprise, something new-and-shiny appeared in the hands of the Commander-In-Chief. They were …

Can HR Be Trusted to Lockdown Vulnerability and Secrets From the Employee Base?

Kris Dunn HR, Kris Dunn

At the end of the day, employees have to trust any HR pro enough to come forward and share bad stuff with said HR pro.  What type of bad stuff?  What type of bad stuff do your employees have? Hate. Addiction. Family Dysfunction. Ambition. Concerns about others. Just to name a few. All these things and more are filed under …

In The #MeToo Era, Should White Men Be Called Privileged? Yes. And That’s OK.

Dawn Burke Current Affairs, Dawn Burke

I love white men.  I’m married to one. He treats me well and is a fair, righteous man.  So let’s get that straight.  Now, let’s get on with it…. In the #MeToo era, should white men default to accepting and acknowledging they have been unwitting benefactors of privilege.  That answer is a resounding yes. You can’t fix what you don’t …

Throwing HR Under the Bus

Mark Fogel Good HR, Mark Fogel, The HR Profession

If you work in HR, at some point in your career you will get thrown under the proverbial bus. Some may experience these tires rolling over your body multiple times. This goes for every faction of HR, including Talent, Benefits, Comp, OD, and generalists of every flavor. As a consultant I am an easy target. One might say a hired …