Here are “Nine Things Your Employees Won’t Tell You That You Need to Know Anyway.” How many of them apply to you?
1. “If you can’t be a good boss to me, nothing else matters.”
Regardless of what else you and I may have in common — hobbies, educational background, sense of humor, political party, general world view, or even religion — if you can’t manage me well, I don’t give a damn about it. Read more…
Vacation time in America has practically become a cultural oxymoron.
Sharpening both sides of this double-edged sword, Cadillac ran a remarkably tongue-in-cheek commercial during this year’s Super Bowl that continues to run during expensive ad slots like Sunday night’s Academy Awards.
Rather than summarize it, just give it a quick watch, and ask yourself: is Cadillac right? Is our seeming workaholic American mentality really the path to great success and happiness? Or are we legitimately mocked by our non-American friends’ proclamations that we foolishly “live to work” instead of “work to live?”
Click past the break to watch the video and read more. Read more…
For the last ten or more years, the big picture of health benefits has been on cost control. As health insurance is continuing to become more of a commodity, it’s proving unable to support employees’ or the companies’ goal. Questions asked and answered in this Infor sponsored one-hour webinar hosted by Jen Benz, “how will employers continue to fulfill their promise to protect the health and financial security of their employee’s”? Also, “what will replace health insurance in the employee value proposition”? These incredibly thought provoking topics, and more, will be discussed in what is sure to be a future-altering webinar, one that will undoubtedly be viewed in hindsight as a bold journey into unknown territory.
Please join Jennifer Benz, Founder and CEO of Benz Communications, for a one-hour webinar on Tuesday, April 15, at 11:00 a.m. Pacific time (2 Eastern).
Register here: https://cc.readytalk.com/r/1yovy8iazy5c&eom
Can’t attend? No problem! Sign up and receive a recording to view at a time that is more convenient for you!
This is a real-talk forum. I’m not about to list leadership competencies or some empirical data I happened upon in my latest internet search on where Chief Human Resource Officers and leaders in general go wrong.
As a CHRO, you are the figurehead and face of Human Resources. The success and failure of HR’s programs and initiatives rest on your shoulders.
The obvious strategy ( assuming you still need to assert the value of HR in the organization) is to align at the top and do whatever they ask of you- even if it undermines the very essence of what HR contributes to the organization. It takes a vision, business savvy, strategy, and the ability to advocate and raise the important issues/discussions about employing people. Read more…
Are you working in an HR department that sucks? You know if you are, it’s all right, you can admit it, because it’s the first step in changing it.
I bet I talk to more than a hundred HR Pros a year that all seem to begin the conversation with, “Our HR department sucks!” or “My company doesn’t get it when it comes to HR” or “Our HR department is terrible.”
These are not the outliers They’re the norm. Read more…
Whether you label it professional development, personal growth, self-actualization, or transcendence, many of us fiercely pursue “development” in order to improve our job options, get ahead in life, and achieve our own definition of success.
We assume focusing on developing ourselves is something we must do in order to become more accomplished and build a successful career.
And we would be so wrong. Read more…
You know what your organization wants from you?
It’s not to be great. Or to be an “A” player. Or high energy. Or Top 10 percent.
It’s also not to just show up.
The only thing you really need to do is to be consistent. Not consistently great or consistently sucky. Just come in and meet expectations. Every day. Every week. Every year.
Consistent. We can count on Tim, he’s consistent. Read more…
An argument for the “end of HR” has been made from time to time.
Heck, just a few months ago we read a scathing takedown of the classic HR model by Bernard Marr, which he titled Why We No Longer Need HR Departments. He led off by saying:
Nothing matters more to companies than the people who work there. Companies are nothing without the right people! And I am sure that not one, single individual wants to be referred to as a ‘human resource’.” Read more…
The term “human capital” refers to the knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA’s) of people within an organization.
For the most part, business professionals and organizations have readily accepted this definition.
Business people often refer to “human capital” in reference to the people of an organization, and today it’s commonplace for “human capital” to be interchanged with other phrases such as “workforce” or “employees.”
However, when it comes to the term “human capital management,” there’s much less of a common understanding and agreement of its definition. It is because of this that the phrase “human capital management” remains a misunderstood and under appreciated discipline today. Read more…
College football star Michael Sam’s announcement last week that he is gay, and would soon the first openly gay NFL player, rekindled some hot workplace topics.
His acknowledgement has talk shows buzzing about whether National Football League players would be comfortable with a gay teammate in the locker room.
I think most people concentrated on one area of the locker room — the showers. Would male NFL players be comfortable showering with a teammate who was homosexual? So far, no NFL players have said they would not be. Read more…