Do Weak Managers Prefer One-Time Bonuses?

RJ Morris Compensation/Cash Money, Employee Engagement, Good HR, in the news, Performance, RJ Morris

It’s hard for me to talk about bonuses without thinking of Clark Griswold getting a membership to the Jelly of the Month Club in Christmas Vacation. As Eddie said, “Clark, that’s the gift that keeps on giving throughout the entire year.” Bonuses have gone through an evolution. Company-wide, “thanks for being here” Christmas bonuses were the standard when my parents …

Employment Branding: The Maker Vs. The Manager

Holland Dombeck McCue Employment Branding and Culture, Holland Dombeck, HR, Organizational Development, Work Life Balance, Working With Recruiters

I recently rediscovered Paul Graham’s classic 2009 essay, “Maker’s Schedule, Manager’s Schedule,” and it’s making me reevaluate how I approach my work. In the article, Graham breaks information workers and their schedules into two categories: Managers (e.g., line managers, project managers, and other “boss” types), and Makers (e.g., writers, designers, and other creative or analytical types). A Manager’s schedule is …

Clowns, Who Needs ‘Em?

John Whitaker Audacious Ideas, John Whitaker, Uncategorized

It seems appropriate, given the disturbing “armed clown” craze, that my Halloween post be dedicated to others of the same ilk. If you haven’t referenced this particular storyline, here’s a quick summation: random guys with spare time & permission from their mother adorn creepy clown masks, grab a weapon of choice, and just lurk around the city. So if you …