Editor’s Note: Readers frequently ask about past TLNT articles. That’s why we republish a Classic TLNT post every Friday.
Don’t kid yourself – you hate analytics.
It wouldn’t be politically correct to say that you hate analytics, so you won’t. That’s why I’m here.
You hate analytics because using them in your organization increases accountability. Read more…
Although this articles about the handful of reasons why your job posts just aren’t working, there is really one real reason: The best candidates always come through referrals.
As a matter of fact, referrals are where we get roughly 80 percent of our candidates from.
That being said, sometimes you’ve simply tapped out your networks and you find you need to advertise your job opening across the Internet. Read more…
For each of the past 20 years, my wife and I have watched National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation while putting up our Christmas Tree.
Why we still laugh uncontrollably at the same bits we’ve seen so many times is something our kids may never fully understand, but I digress.
This classic movie’s plot centers around the plans Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) has for surprising his family at Christmas by having an elaborate swimming pool built in their backyard the following spring. Although the packaging company he works for is not obligated to pay out a Christmas bonus, Clark has always received one in each of his past 17 years working there. Read more…
I was reading an article recently, it was one of those “Best Places To Work” type of articles.
Since I run a company, I’m always looking out for good ideas on how to take care of your employees without spending a dime. Unfortunately, “Best Places” companies that make these lists usually don’t give you these type 0f ideas!
What you get from “Best Places” articles are all the over the top crap – gourmet cat food for your in-cube pet-mate, free liposuction for your spouse, and discounted tattoo eyeliner coupons.
I would love for my company to be on the top of every single “Best Places” to work article, but we probably won’t. I care too much about my employees to make that happen. Read more…
Imagine the last time you were happy and content at work.
Hopefully it’s not once in a year type of thing, but let’s imagine it was two days ago when you finally finished a long-lasting project that had been keeping you up all night.
Now imagine the feeling and motivation this happiness gave you. At that particular moment, it probably felt like you could conquer any challenge and had the motivation to move mountains. Most probably, your productivity was at its peak. No wonder; a happy employee is also a productive employee. Read more…
Imagine the pride I feel for my profession when a friend of mine posts this (see below) on Facebook!
Sorry. Forgive the sarcasm.
But, it’s a valid point. I hate the fact that, in too many organizations, the Human Resources department is seen as an obstacle and anything other than helpful.
What is interesting to think about is that we (HR) spend so much time bemoaning not being allowed to be strategic, that we miss opportunities to do some of the tactical stuff right.
We all know that happy employees are much more productive and creative at their jobs than their unhappy counterparts. Yet, according to Gallup, unhappy employees outnumber happy ones by nearly 2-1 odds in the U.S.
With workplace productivity, employee satisfaction and overall office culture on the line, many companies are paying more attention to the importance of delighting their employees.
Why focus on employee happiness? Read more…
The Korn Ferry Institute recently released a report that looks at the leadership traits of “best-in-class” executives, and the important relationship between Chief Executive Officers and Chief Human Resource Officers.
The report CEOs and CHROs: Crucial Allies and Potential Successors (authored by Dave Ulrich and Ellie Filler) confirms that for C-suite roles technical skills are just a fraction of what makes for successful leadership, and that executives in the top 10 percent of pay for their function tend to have leadership styles that motivate employees, develop future leaders, and create appropriate cultures. Read more…
Can someone in-the-know please answer my questions?
- What’s the real difference between HRCI’s certification program and SHRM’s certification program?
- Per the Internet and life, a competency is a set of defined behaviors that provide a structured guide enabling the identification, evaluation and development of the behaviors in individual employees. Has the new SHRM certification program been validated as an instrument that accurately measures competencies? Who validated it? How does the SHRM test differ from HRCI’s exam? Read more…
It’s fast becoming that time of year when you’ll be invited to office holiday parties across the world!
This is one of my favorite times of the year. Let’s face it — I’m married and 40-ish, and the holiday office holiday party is one of the few times a year I have a “Get Out of Jail Free” card.
“What!? You want to do shots? Well, I shouldn’t, but I want to be a ‘team’ player. You know me!” Read more…