HR Management

HR Insights, HR Management

HR Roundtable: How to Make Change Sustainable

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As the summer heat started to take hold, the HR Roundtable in Cincinnati gathered to take on the ever elusive topic of “How to Make Change Sustainable.”

Change, and change agent, have become terms that are thrown around in HR to the point of being ineffective catchphrases. The Roundtable was going to take a different approach to “change” to see if they could come up with ideas that put some substance to this topic which could be translated into action within companies.

So, the small groups started with the following questions: Read more…

Culture, HR Management, Webinars

TLNT Webinar: Effective Employee Engagement Involving Rewards Programs

With a majority of companies struggling to engage or connect with their workforce, now is the perfect time to familiarize yourself with some various ideas involving “Rewards Programs” for employees. Please join host Gwen Seeboth in this highly educational and eye-opening webinar sponsored by Michael C Fina.

The following and more will be covered:

  • Exactly how employee “Reward Programs” are designed to engage your workforce
  • How the program in turn generates better morale AND better referrals
  • How effective leadership is required to really be the driving force behind a recognition program

Better to sign up and get registered for this event now as it shaping up to be a big hit, and how great would it be to receive a little recognition for helping to incorporate a “recognition program”.

Date/Time of Webinar:  Aug, 13, 2014; 2 pm Eastern/11 am Pacific

Registration Link:  https://cc.readytalk.com/r/ryziaydhkb35&eom

Sponsor: Michael C Fina

HR Insights, HR Management

Have You Really Given It Any Thought: Why Are You in HR?

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Why are you in HR?

Perhaps I could end this post with the title alone because it’s a poignant question. If you work in HR or make money off of HR, have you asked yourself lately why you are here?

Most will say they work in HR because they “love to work with people,” or they “like making a difference in organizations.” The funny thing is, the more you work in HR the more you find that the relationship you have with your employees is a bit of a sordid tale, and that making a difference is a periodic win that graces you with its presence maybe every solar eclipse.

So again I ask — why are you in HR? Read more…

HR Management, Talent Management

When Was Your Last Good Talent Check-up?

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When you’re feeling good, it’s easy to take your health for granted.

Most of us appreciate when we feel great, but few of us spend the time to figure out how we got there — and how to stay there.

It’s the same with organizations. If nothing’s obviously wrong, if people aren’t leaving in droves, if “people issues” aren’t driving costs up, managers tend to get complacent.

However, if managers are to understand the underlying health of an organization, they need much more than the basic pulse-check of annual performance ratings. Otherwise, they might be bleeding talent before they realize anything is wrong. Read more…

HR Insights, HR Management

Tim Sackett’s HR 101: HR Strategy For Dummies (Yes, It’s Pretty Simple)

For-Dummies

If there is one thing I hate in HR, it’s when I hear other HR Pros try and make HR seemingly overly complicated.

Look, we aren’t launching the Space Shuttle, we’re only trying to get good people to come and stay at our organizations. It’s not rocket science, it’s people science, and it’s probably less science and more common sense.

In fact, we could call your HR strategy, People Sense! But, that’s sounds like a bad HR tech company name. Read more…

HR Insights, HR Management

Shocker – Sometimes, Aggressive Employees Aren’t Very Nice

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A few days ago, my eye was caught by an article titled, Why They Rejected the Best HR Candidate They’d Ever Interviewed — The Shocking Truth Revealed!

Well, naturally I wanted to know the shocking truth about why someone wouldn’t hire a phenomenal HR pro.

It turns out (spoiler alert) that this stellar candidate (‘Taylor”) blew his last interview when he showed a disdainful attitude toward “Wade,” a slow-moving, slow talking, unfashionably dressed, gray-hair vestige of the organizational old guard bearing an indeterminate job title. Read more…

HR Management, Talent Management

The Tattoo Dilemma: How Much Do Skills Matter If You Have Visible Ink?

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I’ve noticed several articles recently about how job seekers with visible tattoos shouldn’t be discriminated against when it comes to hiring.

One article I read even said that the Civil Rights Act of 1964 should be expanded so that inked individuals are protected from workplace discrimination.

Huh? We inherit our race, gender and national origin at birth. The last time I checked, getting a tattoo is a choice.

Now before you go berserk and jump to the comments to rant about how you should be judged by your talent and skills, not your appearance, please humor me and let me explain. Read more…

HR Insights, HR Management

Tim Sackett’s HR 101: The Worst HR Advice I Ever Gave Someone

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A few days ago this thought came to me: “What is the worst advice I’ve ever given anyone?

Usually in a case like this, the first thing you think of, is usually correct! In my case, I came up with a number of things right away, none of which really seemed like the worst advice, and more of me making fun of what other people think is “good” advice.

Here’s a sample: Read more…

HR Management, Training & Development

Managing vs. Coaching? In Today’s Workplace, You Really Need Both

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Seek opportunities to show you care. The smallest gestures often make the biggest difference.” — John Wooden, longtime UCLA men’s basketball coach

Despite what some people may think, being a manager is no walk in the park.

In fact, the combination of mental work, social interaction, project juggling, time management challenges, high pressure, responsibility, and variability makes it among the more demanding types of work any person can take on. The hours are terrible and the stress is inevitable. Read more…

HR Insights, HR Management

You Want to Work In HR? Are You Ready to Change the Status Quo?

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I am meeting more people these days who want to work in HR and I usually ask them why – not because I don’t think it’s a good idea, but because HR’s role and it’s true potential for impact is misunderstood.

Usually the answers are admirable. like “I really like helping people,” or “I want to help businesses figure out how to treat staff better,” or something along those lines.

But most HR people will tell you that sometimes we don’t make people happy — and that’s not a bad thing. Read more…