We all have a good idea what applicant tracking, performance management and learning management software does. However, at least to me, it is not as clear what career planning software does.
I spoke to Anne Fulton at Fuel50 about this and one of her first comments was that career development was one of the top three drivers of employee engagement.
That pretty much nails half the reason for my interest in the software; the other half of my interest is driven by the knowledge that career planning is incredibly hard to do. The accounting supervisor may look up at the accounting manager job but if that manager isn’t going anywhere then career development may seem to be an idle dream. Read more…
I thought it was time that I randomly start listing mistakes we make in human resources and letting those coming into HR know what not to do.
So, here you go, enjoy!
These are the 10 mistakes you don’t want to ever make in HR: Read more…
As I have written before, in my mind, exit interviews are analogous to closing the barn doors after the horses are out.
If you want to keep your best people on-board and happy, how about getting together with them every four to six months for a Retention or “Stay” Interview? (Maybe it would more aptly be named a “Relationship Review?”)
My apologies for not giving you a better idea of what these “interviews” might look like at that time. Read more…
“I heard you had a tough time getting back to the airport after the HR Leaders Conference in Lagos.”
That was followed by at least a half-hour of further discussion concerning our recent travels. There was no rush to get to the “meat” of the meeting or what it was about.
The next time we got together, the discussion centered around housing and where to live in Dubai, which was followed by a conversation about tuition payments and our past experience working together on an HR panel.
It took a half-hour to actually get to get to the crux of this meeting. Read more…
Are you feeling uninspired and stuck at work? Perhaps it’s the people around you.
It’s nice to have colleagues who support us and are of like mind – they boost our confidence and allow us to relax. We develop a network of people with whom we like to work because we know their styles and they know ours.
It’s comfortable and expedient and it works. Read more…
Editor’s Note: Readers sometimes ask about past TLNT articles. That’s why we republish a Classic TLNT post every Friday.
By Timothy R. Clark
How do you learn engagement from someone who’s disengaged?
You don’t. That’s like trying to learn French from a Spanish teacher. People simply can’t teach you what they don’t know.
So we decided that the key to understanding high engagement was to study the highly engaged. We studied 150 highly engaged employees in 13 different industries and 50 different organizations, from aerospace and health care to technology and media. Read more…
The reason why so many organizations have so much trouble doing what they intend to do, on time, is because when they fail to meet a deadline, nothing happens.
The dates come and go and no one talks about it.
And then there is no new focused deadline established because no one is talking about it at all. Read more…
By Eric B. Meyer
Come Jan. 1, 2015, most New Jersey employers will no longer be able to ask about an applicant’s criminal record during the initial employment application process.
Ban the box will be b-b-b-b-banned in the Garden State! Read more…
Before we get right in and answer this question, let’s all get on the same page.
What is “Poaching?” Wikipedia defines it this way:
“Poaching has traditionally been defined as the illegal hunting, killing or capturing of wild animals, usually associated with land use rights.”
It can also be a cooking term, like “Poached Eggs” or “Poached Salmon,” but that’s not what we’re talking about. Read more…