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…
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I had a client recently that was undecided about a candidate after the fourth (4th) round interview.
They were thinking that maybe a fifth round would make the difference. I told them that it wouldn’t. In fact, it was a mistake to allow them to get to four.
Do you know what the fourth round interview says about your hiring process? Read more…
I’m not sure when this started, but recently I’ve been introduced as a “Thought Leader.”
At first, it was flattering. Wow, a ‘Thought Leader’! I wasn’t sure what it meant, but it sounded cool.
You mean, I’m a “Thought Leader” like Steve Jobs? Well, slow down Sparky, not quite like Steve Jobs. Read more…
Thank you for accepting my request. l am currently looking for a job and l was wondering if you could help me? l am in Dubai on a tourist visa. Please find below my CV.
Can you kindly review my CV and help me find a job?
My husband needs a new job. He is a hard worker; please help him find a job.
I am a mechanical engineer; can you get me job in your firm?
All in a week’s work. Read more…
I really don’t give a hoot if you’re extroverted or introverted, the fact of the matter is I’m sick of you focusing on yourself and how others can pander to your every whim.
You want to know what real HR Pros have to secretly deal with every single day? Idiots like you!
Yeah, I said it. I don’t care that you’re a Millennial, or that you’re a Baby Boomer, or that you’re gay, or straight, or both. I don’t care that you need to leave every other Tuesday for some religious reason, or that you sneak out every Friday to meet someone who is not your spouse. Read more…
During five years of international HR consulting for a range of organizations, I noticed that companies of all sizes (from small businesses to the global Fortune 100) had something in common: When HR was perceived by others to deliver the most value, it was when it was firefighting — responding to issues and “fixing” them.
Human Resources is most often operationally oriented, providing support for transactional processes, like hiring, performance reviews, and compensation reviews.
It’s this kind of focus that has prompted some experts to call for the splitting of HR departments. Read more…
As HR Practitioners, we have some significant and impactful responsibilities.
From selecting the best candidates for our teams to fostering company culture, and a million things in between. HR can be highly rewarding, but the fact remains that many of our challenging responsibilities put us in situations that are intimidating, frustrating, emotional and dreaded not only to us, but to our employees as well.
So what are some of those challenges that keep HR up at night? And what can pros do to do conquer them? Read more…
Here are 10 proven ways to boost employee engagement and, therefore, your business results:
- Share the history of your firm and your own work history with your employees.
- Tell them where you and the company are today.
- Then share the dream; tell them where the company is going. Read more…
“My vision is to create a world I want to live in.” – Peter Bregman
Peter Bregman, founder of the Bregman Leadership Institute said this at a recent (and amazing) leadership program.
While his vision deeply resonated with me on a personal level, I also found myself thinking about what a great message it would be when applied to the workplace. Read more…
In a recent interview, DDI General Manager Simon Mitchell commented that a high proportion of CEOs and board-level executives see HR as “the least strategic function” within an organization based upon a major survey conducted with a broad base of global leaders and HR executives.*
This kind of survey feedback should certainly be a concern to Human Resources departments around the world who tirelessly strive to add value to their business and drive it forward.
HR’s organizational role has never been more critical. HR is the human capital driver of the business strategy. Read more…