Don’t Assume: Find Out What It’s Really Like.

Susan LaMotte discusses the cost of HR policies that rely on leadership assumptions that are out of touch or based on outdated employment experience.
 

Is There Recovery After Workplace Drama?

Can a workplace recover from discrimination or harassment or whistleblower drama?
 

Is Organizational Transparency Worth the Trouble?

“The question is no longer should your organization become more transparent, but rather when and how much transparency will you provide.” – Stacey Harris
 

Who will speak for the humans?

Someone needs to speak for *humans* in the organization, and they should know what they’re talking about.
 

Develop an HR Business Plan

All HR departments are busy. Whether the busyness is focused on the correct objectives is another question.
 

Talent Management, Bureaucracy–and Cats?

HR professionals often compare their job to herding cats, but if you worked for Her Majesty’s postal service a few decades ago, you might have meant it quite literally.
 

Why Policies Don’t Work

There are two main reasons to have employment policies: to educate and to manage risk. The trouble is that policies don’t do either.
 

The Future of HR Tech

On October 10, 2013, in Big Data, Data, Futures, HR Technology, HR Trends, HRExaminer, Performance Management, by John Sumser
HR Tech is all about maintaining the records to keep the organization running and the regulators at bay. And still, the definitions are too narrow.
 

Termination as a Good Thing

Making an employment change is a big deal. It’s hard, even when it’s voluntary, because we have so much of our identities wrapped up in what we do.
 

Why Best Practices Suck

Shouldn’t we learn from others and determine the most effective way to reach our goals, benchmark our progress, and achieve success? Best practices are only best if you’re just practicing. And I have no clue what a benchmark really is, or what you do with one.
 
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