Articles tagged 'HR values'

HR Insights

Building a Case For Both the Business AND the Value of HR

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Have you noticed? HR is making headlines!

We’re in Fast Company, Forbes and the Harvard Business Review. We’re in dozens of business books hitting the market, providing competency models, new analytical tools, and metrics that will help us to gain the credibility we would like to have.

We are all over LinkedIn, in groups, in discussion threads and in “The Pulse.” Prominent business thinkers like Ram Charan are opining on the profession, and suggesting how it can be “fixed.” Read more…

Culture, Rewards & Recognition

Even in Tough Times, Employees Deserve a Show of Appreciation

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Last Summer, I followed the Market Basket grocery store saga religiously. I was captivated by the story of non-unionized employees willing to risk their livelihood to keep their CEO. (Here are posts about the walkout and the outcome.)

After a six-week employee walkout and customer boycott, it’s fairly safe assumption the company took a pretty big financial hit. Employees were rightly concerned that years-long traditions around holiday bonuses might not materialize.

Then news broke last week that all associates would indeed receive their deserved bonuses. Read more…

Classic TLNT

The One Thing That HR Really Wants For Christmas

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Editor’s Note: The holiday season is here, and TLNT is again getting into the spirit with some classic past holiday posts. Look for them until Christmas Eve.

OK, before we get started, stop it.

I could have titled this “The One Thing HR Wants for the Holidays,” or “The One Thing HR Wants for Chanukah,” but I didn’t because the majority of people here celebrate Christmas, so I used Christmas.

Breathe in deep HR people (for the record we celebrate both Chanukah and Santa in my house – my kids are equal gift getters!). Read more…

Rewards & Recognition

What Have You Done to Show Your Employees How Much You Care?

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You’re running late to work.

Maybe you’re going a tad bit too fast. You look up and — oh, no! — you see the flashing lights in your rear-view mirror.

What goes through your mind at this moment? Does your stomach jump into your throat? Do you think, “Not now. I don’t have the time! I’m already late.” Or perhaps, “Not this time of year. The budget’s already tight for Christmas presents. I can’t pay a speeding ticket, too!Read more…

Culture, Leadership

Why More Leaders Are Turning to Values-Based Decision-Making

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Every supervisor, manager and leader in every organization makes hundreds of decisions every week. The decisions we make are always motivated by either our personal or organizational needs.

But have you ever thought about how you make your decisions? Do you make decisions based on your instincts, beliefs, values, intuition or inspiration?

Most people make decisions based on their beliefs. The problem with beliefs is that they are based on information from the past that we then project into the future.

In a rapidly changing world, the past is not a good predictor of the future. Read more…

HR Insights, Talent Management

The Power of Feedback in Improving Employee Performance

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I’ve got a cool story for you about the power of sharing feedback — both positive and negative.

A while back, I wrote a letter to the president of my credit union (let’s call her Sarah). I wanted to let her know about a teller who was consistently cold and impersonal. Whether she was waiting on me or another member, she would have this sullen, “I hate my job” expression.

I never saw her looking friendly or happy. Ever. Read more…

HR Insights, HR Management

The Things That HR Pros Have to Secretly Deal With

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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…

HR Insights, HR Management

The Workplace Issues That Keep HR Professionals Up at Night

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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…

HR Insights

Someone Is Always Watching or Listening, So Make Your Message Clear

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Do I know you?

Someone commented on a picture that I posted on Facebook, saying to me that  “you look more and more like your daddy.”

When the person responded to that question, I was in for the surprise of my life. The woman grew up a few blocks from me, and yes, our families knew each other.

However, she proceeded to tell me a story of how she idolized my brother, who was a saxophone player. She is now a doctorate in music and known the world over for her music prowess. Read more…

Culture, HR Insights

Want Lasting Change? It’s All About Making Waves at Work

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 It seems that the only constant these days is change.

We all have to navigate the changes that happen around us, but sometimes we also want to initiate change in our organizations and need to gain support from our colleagues to ensure the transformation succeeds. Here are a few tips on how to do just that from Patti Johnson‘s book Make Waves: Be the One to Start Change At Work and in Life. Read more…