The CYA Report E52: Keeping Employees Happy and Productive at Work with Lee Burbage [PODCAST]

Cara Lucas Cara Lucas, CYA Report, Employee Coaching, Employee Engagement, Organizational Development, Performance, Tim Sackett

Welcome to The CYA Report, brought to you by Workforce.com and Fistful of Talent. On today’s show we have Lee Burbage, chief people officer at Motley Fool, on Keeping Employees Happy and Productive at Work. Host: Tim Sackett Producer: Cara Lucas Music: intro  – 4 On The Floor “Smokestack Lightning” close – Pantogram “Turn It Off” Can’t see the player below? Click here to …

If Santa Granted HR Wishes

Kathy Rapp Change, Engagement and Satisfaction, Good HR, Kathy Rapp, Organizational Development, Trench HR

How many of you still write Santa letters?  Unfortunately, I think it’s a dying tradition.  I’m guessing kids simply text St. Nick now.  I haven’t looked, but I bet there’s probably an app for that. I like writing and getting letters.  So, in the spirit of tradition I’m going to write Santa a letter (and yes, I know I’m a …

Does Great Work Have To Be Shared?

Steve Boese HR, Influence, Performance, Personal Brand, Social Media and Talent, Social Networking, Steve Boese

A few months ago, on a Sunday afternoon after spending a few days in Las Vegas at some HR conference or another… and feeling the lingering effects of too much good food, good wine, and poor sleep, I hit that point of “Man, I really need to get some more exercise. I guess I should start jogging or something.” And …

Employer Branding: Hire a damn professional.

Holland Dombeck McCue Business Development, Don't Feed the Vendors, Employment Branding and Culture, Engagement and Satisfaction, Good HR, Holland Dombeck

A quick Google search on employment branding generates over 2.8M results that can more or less be lumped into three groups: HR pundits, thought leaders if you will, griping about the exhaustion of the topic. Blogs, whitepapers and landing pages from vendors and agencies trying to get a slice. Forums with questions from practitioners still really just not sure where …

This Cynic’s Top Ten 2014 Predictions for HR

Paul Hebert Bad HR, HR, Paul Hebert, Pop Culture, Seat at the Table, The FOT Soap Box

I know I’m stealing some juice from Ms. Ruettimann—the original cynic—but  Tincup and Dunn (sounds like a country and western band, no?) have laid the groundwork for stealing art as a meme this week so I’m going with it.  Sue me.  Stone = no blood. But, in true end-of-year-fashion, I feel it is my duty to lay out my top …

Don’t Be The South African Sign Language Guy

Jason Pankow Bad HR, Current Affairs, Jason Pankow, politics

I’ve been getting a kick out of this news story of the sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela’s funeral.  In case you missed it, on stage at the memorial, standing next to world leaders such as our own President Obama, was a sign language interpreter relaying the messages of love and inspiration being given about one of the world’s most …

Marriage Advice from Two Narcissistic HR Bloggers

Laurie Ruettimann Audacious Ideas, Laurie Ruettimann, Tim Sackett

It’s the end of the year, and I want to acknowledge one major event in 2013: The Supreme Court struck down parts of DOMA! Currently, 15 American states recognized marriage equality: California, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington, as well as the District of Columbia. And the rest …

Dear HR Pro: Please Don’t Kill Innovation. Thank You.

Andy Porter Andy Porter, Good HR, Organizational Development

Thought that title would get your attention! Believe it or not, this isn’t going to be an HR-bashing post. The lifeblood of an organization is going to lie in its ability to continually innovate and adapt to a rapidly changing environment, and I happen to think HR plays a key rule in making this happen. Innovation requires smart, motivated people, …