Here we go again.
In the July-August 2014 Harvard Business Review, author Ram Charan writes that It’s Time to Split HR. He proposes two totally different units – one that handles “administration” which he says would be primarily compensation and benefits. It would consist of “HR practitioners” and would report to the CFO.
The other would handle leadership and organization, report to the CEO, and be staffed by rotating high potential operational leaders.
Sound familiar? Read more…
Second of two parts
As I noted yesterday (in 5 Ways to Identify an Employee Who Is Ready to Quit), employee turnover is always an important issue, but most managers are unaware of the fact that overall, turnover rates went up 45 percent last year.
I’m predicting that they will go up at least 50 percent this year, so individual managers should be aware of the precursors or warning signs that can indicate that an employee is considering looking for a job so they can act before it’s too late.
If you approach the problem systematically, you can successfully identify which individual employees are likely to quit with an accuracy rate of over 80 percent.
Yesterday, I listed the Top 5 ways to tell if an employee may be getting ready to leave. Here are five more: Read more…
By Michael J. Lotito
In a move that could have a dramatic impact on the franchise business model, National Labor Relations Board General Counsel Richard Griffin has announced that his office intends to name a parent franchisor as a respondent in cases involving alleged unfair labor practices committed by franchisees if the parties are unable to reach a settlement.
According to the Board, the agency is currently investigating the various charges, and may name the franchisor company — fast food giant McDonalds – as a joint employer should a complaint be issued. Read more…
Censuswide and LinkedIn recently partnered up to explore how friendships at work impact employees’ experiences and perspectives of their workplaces.
Their study, titled Relationships @Work, surveyed more than 11,500 full-time professionals between the ages of 18-65 in 14 countries, including the U.S, Sweden, India, Canada, Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Spain, the Netherlands, Malaysia, Italy, Indonesia, Brazil and the U.K.
What did they find? A large percentage of professionals surveyed (46 percent) admit that work friendships play a role in their overall happiness, and it’s clear from the research that the amount of value placed on workplace friendships, and the level of confidence (or how personal they were) varies significantly depending on the generation. Read more…
A friend of mine posted this blurb on Facebook from an audio book he was listening to (note: I don’t know the name of said audio book):
Numerous studies have shown us that those given authority are more likely to lie, cheat and steal, while also being harsher in their judgments of others for doing these same things. Science tells us people with power feel less compassion for the suffering of others.
Previous experiments also show us that those who are obedient to authority are capable of the worst forms of murder, and tolerant of the worst forms of abuse. They will even chastise those of us who resist corrupt authority. They become facilitators of evil, believing that obedience to authority absolves them of personal responsibility. “ Read more…
When top talent leaves for a hotter company, managers and leaders often assume that’s the last they’ll see them.
But, just like LeBron James returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers, years can pass and, all of a sudden, they are back.
Yes, rehiring an employee who once left, or a boomerang employee, can have a negative impact if not handled correctly.
Consider these four (4) tips for handling a boomerang employee: Read more…
First of two parts
There are few things that are more shocking to a manager then to have one of their top-performing employees suddenly quit on them.
Some managers have described it as the equivalent to a “kick in the gut.” It is a shock not only because losing a key employee will damage your business results, but also because managers hate surprises, and as a result, they frequently wonder how they missed the signals that this person was going to leave.
Employee turnover is always an important issue, but most managers are unaware of the fact that overall, turnover rates went up 45 percent last year. Read more…
The economy may be improving, but job numbers show it’s a long way from fully bouncing back from pre-recession levels.
According to a survey from Kelly Services, 66 percent of the world’s workforce is looking for a new job and researchers say the employees most likely to leave are a company’s top talent!
Baby Boomers (aged 49-66) are the most likely to switch employers, with a staggering 74 percent planning to look for another position, compared with an extremely troubling 69 percent of Gen X (31-48) and 66 percent of Gen Y (19-30). Read more…
I hear one thing over and over from people who read my stuff or see my presentations:
“It’s not rocket science.”
I take that as a compliment. I’m not trying to “wow” anyone with my big brain. I’ve never been known for being the big brain type. I’m the common sense, straight-forward type.
HR and Recruiting, to me, shouldn’t be hard and complex. It should be simple and easy to understand. Read more…