Nearly 20 million called in sick after Super Bowl An estimated 18.8 million people called in sick this Monday morning – the day after the biggest night in … Read more
HR and AI – why it’s all about trust
It’s fair to say that with its almost limitless creativity, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is here and it’s here to stay in a big way. The global artificial … Read more
Have you got a coaching mindset? Take this test to find out
In HR the words ‘coaching’ and ‘managing’ are often (and wrongly) used interchangeably. Yet the fact is, there are some very big differences between these … Read more
How to spot people who love their jobs
On this Valentine’s Day love is all about us. But wander through any office or pick up any business journal, and it won’t take long to realize that … Read more
Let’s NOT party like it’s 1969
I live in the town with the lowest unemployment in America. Unemployment in Northfield, located south of Minneapolis, is just 1.2%. Northfield has a … Read more
January job surge confounds experts; another big week for tech layoffs
Job surge confounds recession predictions… A surge in job creation in January is confounding those who believe the country is headed for recession. New … Read more
Are remote employees becoming less engaged?
On episode 113 of The HR Famous Podcast, long-time HR leaders (and friends) Jessica Lee and Tim Sackett come together to discuss ChatGPT; whether remote … Read more
Clean slate legislation: Are you ready for it?
In a couple of months time, any ex-offender living in Michigan with a ten year conviction-free record and a seven year clean slate for certain misdemeanors … Read more
Case Study: Why having more skills (not working more hours) boosts productivity
When it comes to describing what employers are trying to get out of their staff, perhaps the phrase ‘trying to get a quart into a pint glass’ needs to be … Read more
Revealed: States and cities with the most toxic co-workers
Let’s be honest. Workplaces have been, are, and will always be ‘toxic’ to some degree. Whether it’s the playing out of top-level office politics or the … Read more
GM staff to pocket record profit share; calling veterans ‘heroes’ limits their careers
GM staff set to pocket record profit share A union-negotiated formula that requires General Motors to give a profit share to workers at a rate of $1,000 … Read more
Corporate Wellness – What are this year’s big trends?
“What’s trending in the corporate wellness space?” This is a question I’m hearing more and more about the moment – especially as we’re well past the … Read more
Is your HR policy really ‘human-centric’?
In an article for Fortune magazine in late 2021, Rasmus Hougaard, CEO of Potential Project and co-author of “Compassionate Leadership: How to do Hard … Read more
Is DE&I really change management?
With today marking the start of Black History Month, there’s one thing HRDs won’t want less of in 2023: focus on diversity and inclusion. With statistics … Read more
Delegation: Why the simplest leadership skill is often the hardest to do
When you break it down, the task of leadership is essentially the pursuit of the mastery of hundreds of different skills. But as we all know, plenty of … Read more
Inflation’s silver lining?
In economics, inflation is the big, bad bogeyman. Inflation suppresses wages, suppresses spending; makes supply side costs rise, and causes prices to then … Read more
Spotify to shed 6% of its workforce; Walmart boosts pay and perks
Spotify to shed 6% of its workforce… Music streaming company, Spotify – a company that has never posted a full-year net profit – has become the latest … Read more
Engaging our ‘forgotten’ deskless workers
The term, “quiet quitting” has spread like wildfire across TikTok, HR departments and media headlines. While the concept isn’t entirely novel – … Read more
Are HR professionals managing their own burnout?
With six in ten US workers admitting they experience at least moderate levels of burnout – a figure that is up by 52% compared to the previous 12 months – … Read more
Can you freelance your HR shop?
On episode 111 of The HR Famous Podcast, long-time HR leaders (and friends) Jessica Lee, Madeline Laurano, and Tim Sackett come together to discuss the 12 … Read more