I just got back from the Cayman Islands where I was invited to speak to the Cayman Islands Society of Human Resource Professionals (CISHRP) at their annual meeting.
As you might imagine, it was awesome!
This is only the second time in my life I’ve been out of the United States to speak (the first being to Toronto – which is kind of in my own backyard, so it’s hard to count!). I definitely need to do this more, as I think I actually learn more than those I’m speaking to. Read more…
It’s often said that each of us can learn a great deal from having a good boss to work for, a solid role model of just how a manager is supposed to act.
We hear about learning the “right” way from our mentors, from people we admire, from good leaders. And we can also benefit from associating with other good employees, learning from the experienced and high performers how things should be done.
That’s all true enough, but how many of us are fortunate enough to find ourselves in that position? Who even has a mentor these days? Read more…
Wouldn’t it be great to know what successful recruiters – companies that are finding it easier to find the talent they’re looking for – are doing that may be different from companies that are struggling?
Earlier this year, we surveyed more than 450 HR professionals from around the globe as part of our 2015 McQuaig Global Recruitment Survey, with that exact question in mind (among others).
When we dug into the data that came back we uncovered a number of differences that, put together, paint a picture of what these companies are doing differently. Read more…
By Eric B. Meyer
OK, let’s assume that I’m looking to fill another Blogprentice position.
All hires must then pass a background check and drug screen.
She’s killing it in the interview! She’s hired.
Then comes the drug test, which she fails due to the medicinal marijuana she tells me she’s taking because of her epilepsy. So, I rescind the offer. Read more…
Like many of you, I spend a good bit of my time thinking about and/or interacting with organizational leaders and wondering what the hell makes them tick.
Or, to put it another way: Why do smart leaders make really dumb decisions? Because when it comes right down to it, leaders are only as effective as the decisions they make.
The truth of this slapped me upside the head the other day while speaking with an acquaintance about his company culture. This gentleman reported that morale is dreadfully low, and most of that has to do with the head honcho. (Let’s call him Frank.) Read more…
This week, SHRM released its annual Employee Job Satisfaction and Engagement Report.
It’s interesting in how it segregates true “satisfiers” from the factors and conditions that help employees more deeply engage. Both are relevant measures, depending on what you are trying to determine or better understand about your workforce. Read more…
I’m a Baby Boomer, born smack-dab in the middle of my generation. And I’m beginning to concretely think about the answers to questions like:
- What is the legacy that my career will leave behind?
- What kinds of work do I really want to do going forward?
- What will retirement look like for me?
- When will I want to retire (because it certainly is the last thing on my mind now …)? Read more…
You might have read about it in a book. Maybe you know somebody that knows somebody else that saw it once.
My guess, though, is that you haven’t seen it with your own eyes.
Of course, we aren’t talking about unicorns, leprechauns or the Loch Ness Monster. We’re talking about full participation in a performance review cycle. Read more…
One of my favorite Millennials is graduating from college next month, and it occurs to me that he, like millions of others from the so-called Godless Generation, could benefit from some sage counsel before entering the workforce.
So while the world may view us crusty Gen-Xers as all but done, holding on for dear life while awaiting our sure and inevitable Millennial takedown (or is it shakedown?), I say “Bah! You’ve still got lots to learn from us, kids.”
For example… Read more…