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 …

Born in Paris Raised Everywhere – Cultural Mélange

Paul Hebert Conferences, Culture, Engagement and Satisfaction, HR, Organizational Development, Paul Hebert

Having spent a few days at Illinois SHRM this week my head is buzzing trying to categorize and manage all the new names, faces, concepts, ideas, facts and figures.  The conference was just a great learning experience for me and based on the widely imitated but rarely matched, quick non-scientific “Paul Hebert Poll,” it was a great use of time …

What Job Does HR Really Do?

Paul Hebert Audacious Ideas, Change, HR, HR & Marketing, Organizational Development, Paul Hebert, Retention

I just finished reading Clayton Christensen’s newest book call “How Will You Measure Your Life” (my money quotes from the book can be found here.)  In that book he reintroduced one of his marketing concepts called “jobs-to-be-done.”  Originally discussed by Christensen in the context of how consumers decide on products, Christensen posited that customers don’t buy products so much as they “hire” a product to …

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: …

Job Titles That Say What They Mean

Paul Hebert Culture, Employment Branding and Culture, Good HR, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Job Market, Paul Hebert, Pop Culture

Job titles have achieved heights of ridiculousness never before reached. Each company in an effort to “outcool” the next company have created job descriptions that have more value as talking points in an interview with Forbes than they do to the oth er employees in the company – or – to the most important person – the customer of that …

Who Is NOT The Fairest Of Them All?

Meredith Soleau Career Paths, Current Affairs, Meredith Soleau, Trench HR

Unless you've been living under a rock (or if you have no interest in sparkly vampires… which seems unlikely), you know that Hollywood couple, Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, are on the rocks. Rumors (and photos) have it that Stewart was cozying up with her Snow White and the Huntsmen movie director, Rupert Sanders. Okay, so how does this bit …

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 …

Why Your Company Wants SLOP…

Paul Hebert Candidate Pool, Employee Relations, Employment Branding and Culture, Paul Hebert, Recruiting, Retention, Sourcing, The HR Profession, War for Talent

Statistical analysis, usually, seeks to draw conclusions about a population by using a sample that represents that population.  It’s easier to do the math and analysis on 700 people than say, 7 billion people.  Through some complicated math on the sample we can feel confident (given a range of error) that the population will act like our sample.  We use …