Lost Productivity Due to March Madness? It’s Just Another Office Fairy Tale

John Hollon Driving Productivity, employee experience, Employee Relations, Managing People 0 Comments

As someone who has spent a lifetime as a journalist, take it from me: the state of today’s media is pretty terrible. But public relations is pretty bad too, and some of the worst PR has to be from those who do their damndest to make an overblown case for some supposed workplace issue that’s going to cause a great …

Why do Great Managers Matter? A Statistical Lesson

Paul Hebert Influence, Leadership, Learning and Development, Managing People, Performance, Talent Management 0 Comments

My Bachelor degree is in statistics. Actually “Quantitative Business Analysis,” which is fancy for statistics. I loved the idea of using math to “predict” outcomes and prove hypotheses. My senior paper attempted to use a variety of statistical methods to predict the outcome of football games. I’m still not retired, so you can judge how well that analysis worked. Got …

A Losing Formula

John Whitaker Always Be Closing, Audacious Ideas, Bad HR, John Whitaker, Recruiting

If you do the math, it gets pretty ugly. For the sake of the other Liberal Arts degree holders in the audience, I’m going to start with the nice round number of 100. 100, as in “100 candidates have applied for your open requisition.” Based on what we know from multiple surveys, (iCIMS, Gallup, CEB), we can safely assume the …