Strategic HR

Make Solving the Business Problem Your Anchor

I remember hearing myself when I used the phrase, “Let strategic and business be your anchor” with a group of HR professionals. The famous phrase, “We’re in the people business serving coffee, not the coffee business serving people, was uttered…

How to Improve the ROI of Your Staff Meetings

Ray, our COO many years ago, used to start meetings with 10-15 minutes of chit-chat. While his intention was to promote socializing, the effect was late-arrivers, difficulty in focusing at the start of serious discussion, and low energy throughout the…

Temp Staffing, Freelancing: Both Growing Rapidly

Temporary help across the nation is on the rise, growing so rapidly  Staffing Industry Analysts described it as a “secular shift.” Almost 3.1 million workers were employed by staffing firms in September, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That’s…

HR Is Not Your Henchman

Whose fault is it that when employees interact with HR it’s to fill out forms or because they screwed up? “It’s the organizational culture’s fault that sees HR as a disciplinarian when HR should be a valued partner to make…