I’m going to put this into a car analogy.
Articles by Tim Sackett
The concept was to get on a Google Hangout for 20 minutes and just talk about real HR things — basically, water cooler conversations for the modern world.
Well, it had to happen — unlimited vacation policies have jumped the shark!
Billionaire Richard Branson recently announced that his company, Virgin Group, would begin offering unlimited vacation to all corporate employees. Here’s a statement from a CNN interview with Richard:
Take a holiday whenever you want. Take as much holiday as you want. We’re not going to keep a check on how much holiday you take. Treat people as human beings, give them that flexibility and I don’t think they’ll abuse it. And they’ll get the job done.” Read more…
Wait for it…
Any minute now some executive is going to come into your office and ask “you” what you’re doing about this Ebola outbreak!
I’m not trying to slight the importance and the tragedy that disease is creating in West Africa, because it’s horrific. But our American media is bringing this to hysteria levels in the States (see video below)! As of this writing, there are three (3) confirmed cases of Ebola in the U.S. and one death. Read more…
I harp on my peers when I speak about our role as HR Pros.
I tell HR Pros it is not our job to eliminate risk; it’s our job to advise about risk, then let our executives make choices based on that perceived risk, with our influence.
It sounds really good when I say it live! It sounds thought provoking and wise. People, take notes.
I might be wrong about all of it, though. Read more…
I like watching the TV show The Voice.
It’s singing competition show that has four famous singer judges who compete against each other by picking teams of singers who compete against each other. But, The Voice doesn’t allow the professional judges/coaches to actually physically see the participants before they’re selected.
It’s a “blind” audition. They the judges can hear them and have to decide if they want the singer based upon their voice, not how they look. It’s really well produced and the people are talented and hungry. Read more…
Editor’s Note: Readers frequently ask about past TLNT articles. That’s why we republish a Classic TLNT post every Friday.
There is an unwritten HR law that needs to be addressed. This law states: “If you fire an employee, at no time in the history of mankind should you hire back that employee to your organization.”
So it is said, so shall it be…
I was reading an article recently about ESPN’s new CEO, John Skipper, when he was asked about bringing back former polarizing Sports Center anchor Keith Olbermann. Here’s what Skipper had to say about the possibility of bringing back Olbermann: Read more…
We all make this mistake, and we’ll continue to make this mistake.
It’s the same old story: One of your employees performs really, really well, and because of their performance you move them out of the position they are in and put them in a leadership position. Then, they fail and become a lousy performer.
The best companies in the world make this mistake, and keep making it. The worst companies make this mistake as well, as does every other company in between. Read more…
As some of you may have realized from recent posts (like Wanted: People Who Aren’t Stupid), I’ve been interviewing candidates recently for the position of Technical Recruiter working for my company, HRU.
I love interviewing because each time I interview I think I’ve discovered a better way to do it, or something new I should be looking for, and this most recent round of interviews is no different.
Like most HR/Talent Pros, I’m always interested in quality work/co-op/internship experience because, let’s face it, it’s been drilled into us – past performance/actions will predict future performance/actions. Read more…
I think there is an epidemic in our society, and I’m going to blame Apple.
Sure other cell phone companies do the same thing, but Apple was the one who really made this such an issue.
Last week, Apple released the latest version of the iPhone and the entire world stood in line to get the latest phone.