Get Out Of The Cave

Dan Carusi Change, Culture, Dan Carusi, Organizational Development

It’s Friday night at the Carusi house, so that can only mean one thing – family movie night!  My kids decided to pick the movie, The Croods. Clearly, I failed at my attempts to talk them into another inspirational movie. Our last movie, Invincible, the story of Vince Papale, was too much for them to handle – especially since I …

Why Employees Have a Role In Their Own Engagement

Paul Hebert Culture, Employee Engagement, Engagement and Satisfaction, Good HR, HR, Paul Hebert, Personal Brand, Pop Culture

HR, and management in general, has taken the brunt of the vitriol and blame for low engagement scores. Read anything in the mainstream business press and the blogosphere, and the finger is decisively pointed at executives and managers as the cause for disengagement and low productivity. The subtext is “If those lazy managers and lousy HR ‘types’ would just get …

Working Hours Based on Personal Working Cycle?

Paul Hebert Paul Hebert, Performance, Pop Culture, Talent Strategy, The HR Profession

Editor’s note: This is the first of three in a series of posts we’ll be running at FOT about workplace productivity, based on a national poll conducted by Red Bull and Harris Interactive. FOT + Red Bull = pretty interesting. A national poll conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of Red Bull North America surveyed U.S. workers and exposes lack …

HR – Find Your Oops

Paul Hebert Good HR, HR, Innovation, Organizational Development, Paul Hebert, Seat at the Table, The HR Profession, Trench HR

Oops.  Something you don’t want to hear from your surgeon when under local anesthetic.  Something most of us never want to have to say at a staff meeting. Oops. It means something went wrong and it was probably your fault.  Never, never fun to say oops. Oops Deux Fois I had an oops moment once (yeah… just once.) I was …

What Does HR Have To Unlearn?

Paul Hebert Change, Good HR, HR, Organizational Development, Paul Hebert, Policies, Recognition, Retention, Seat at the Table

I’ve been taking stock of the news about HR lately and trying to find a pattern in it.  I did. The pattern I found is the new topics about HR today are exactly the same as they were the day before, and the day before that, and the year before that, etc.  In other words – there is nothing new …

What Sustains You?

Paul Hebert Business Development, Change, Culture, Diversity, Employee Communications, Employee Relations, Employment Branding and Culture, Engagement and Satisfaction, Good HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Organizational Development, Paul Hebert

We see the word sustainability a lot today.  Mostly focused on environmental issues but I’m seeing it more and more being played out as a “human” issue – meaning what we do to “sustain” ourselves. But I think we can confuse sustainability with the idea of “static.” The definition on the Wikipedia page is a great way to view sustainability: …

The Seven Habits of Highly Successful (and YOUNG) HR Pros

Meredith Soleau Good HR, Leadership, Meredith Soleau, Organizational Development

I hear it all the time, “We’d be so screwed if we had a normal HR person. I’m so happy we have you.” Not really. You’d just be screwed if you had someone who wasn’t a real person, trying to manage real people. I’ve worked my way up through this company from an HR Assistant to the HR Director, I’ve …

10 Lessons From Moneyball That Have Nothing to Do with Data

Paul Hebert Audacious Ideas, Coaching, Employee Coaching, Employee Relations, Organizational Development, Paul Hebert, Pop Culture

The HR and management world had a datagasm when the movie Moneyball hit the theaters in 2011.  Although the book (which is much, much better IMHO) had been out for 8 years it took the writing of Aaron Sorkin and the looks of Brad Pitt to really crank up HR folks and the business blogosphere to 11.  Heck – I …

Why Public Recognition Matters

Paul Hebert Employee Communications, Employee Relations, Employment Branding and Culture, Engagement and Satisfaction, Good HR, Organizational Development, Paul Hebert, Performance, Personal Brand, Recognition

I’ve seen almost everything you can see when it comes to incentive and reward programs.  That’s what being around for a while does for you.  And when you have a career’s worth of information in your brain the tendency is to want to explain things to the nth degree.  Go on, and on, and on, and on, and on. I’ll …

HR Needs To Be The Department of Errors and Corrections…

Paul Hebert Employee Relations, Employment Branding and Culture, Innovation, Paul Hebert, Performance, Science

To be successful HR needs to move from the department of enforcement to the department of corrections.  I’m cereal folks, super cereal. HR needs to become the department that allows mistakes and then helps correct them rather than the department that creates rules and regulations to ensure no one makes mistakes in the first place.  I know some of you …