HRExaminer v10.20

Why do poor leaders remain in their roles, even when almost everyone in their organization agrees they should go? Mary Faulkner has the answers in her article, Leadership and Legitimacy.


“There are a remarkable number of people whose poor decision-making costs their careers.” Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic has the solution. The Psychology of Good and Bad Judgment - How to Make Smarter Decisions (And Avoid Looking Dumb).


Heather Bussing has great things to say about the book from employment lawyer Donna M. Ballman on how to Stand Up for Yourself Without Getting Fired.


“If you ask a lawyer a question, you are usually going to get a legal answer - which may or may not be want you want.” Heather Bussing explains How HR Should Work with Legal.


Dr. Todd Dewett covers how bosses everywhere can use The Office Press Conference to dramatically improve team communications.
 

Leadership and Legitimacy

On May 13, 2019, in Editorial Advisory Board, HRExaminer, Mary Faulkner, by Mary Faulkner
“The right people in the right place at the right time saying the right things is all a bad leader needs to stay in power.” – Mary Faulkner
 

HRExaminer v9.52

Mary Faulkner has some great suggestions on how you can move your organization away from a “taste test” hiring process. Pepsi or Coke: The Talent Taste Test.


“We talk all day long about people’s motivations and behaviors, yet act like emotions have no place at work.” Joe Gerstandt unravels the story of Working with Humans.


John Sumser has some original thoughts about People Who Make A Difference.


John Sumser speaks with Michael Kannisto, founder of MindemicLab, a think tank that uses Scenario Planning to bring people together in an ongoing conversation about the future of work. Listen to Michael Kannisto on HRExaminer Radio.


On HR Tech Weekly, the show switches from its normal format this week in celebration of the 200th episode.
 

Pepsi or Coke: The Talent Taste Test

On December 24, 2018, in Editorial Advisory Board, HRExaminer, Mary Faulkner, by Mary Faulkner
“I suspect most of us have experienced the challenge of a new hire who interviewed well but was a train wreck once they got into the job. Unfortunately, many organizations’ hiring processes are set up to enable this outcome. Think about it – an interview is basically a taste test.” – Mary Faulkner
 

The Gamble of implementing HR Tech

On December 4, 2018, in Editorial Advisory Board, HRExaminer, Mary Faulkner, by Mary Faulkner
What’s the risk of implementing a sparkly new expensive piece of HR software? Mary Faulkner shares her experience and advice from the trenches.
 

HRExaminer v9.32

Mary Faulkner explores why your action plans may not be resulting in real action. Read, There is no “action” in your action plans.


What if HR was Outlawed? Read a fresh perspective on the danger of irrelevance from Jason Lauritsen.


Things change all the time. Knowing this often feels worse. This is the dilemma almost all employees face dealing with technology. Heather Bussing guides us through Time and Change.


John Sumser speaks with Michael Beygelman, the CEO of Joberate, a workforce analytics platform that helps organizations make talent decisions. Listen to HRExaminer Radio.

On HR Tech Weekly: John discusses his follow-up report on Intelligent Software and AI, New CEO and Funding for Namely, and Walmart on-demand paycheck app available to 200,000 Employees.
 

There is no “action” in your action plans

On August 6, 2018, in Engagement, HRExaminer, Leadership, Mary Faulkner, by Mary Faulkner
“It sounds good to have an action plan, right? But action plans can be the ultimate check-the-box activity.” Mary Faulkner explores some of the main reasons why your action plans may not be resulting in real action.
 

HRExaminer v9.30

Let’s Talk About the “Real” Skills Gap. Mary Faulkner explains how a revived discussion on the “skills gap” is underway but underlying issues could derail the effort.


So what do sharks and Harvard grads have to do with recruiting? Bob Corlett explains why Your Recruiting Process Assumes Harvard Grads Cause Shark Attacks.


“Imagine the anxiety levels of someone who is desperate to find work and required to sift through a database of a half million job offerings.” - John Sumser Candidate Experiences (It’s Plural).


“To have candor is not to lack civility.” Dr. Todd Dewett explains it’s not an either/or equation. Read, Candor vs. Civility.


John Sumser speaks with Goutham Kurra, Chief Product Officer and co-founder of Glint. Listen to HRExaminer Radio.

 

Let’s Talk About the “Real” Skills Gap

On July 24, 2018, in Editorial Advisory Board, HRExaminer, Mary Faulkner, by Mary Faulkner
A revived discussion about the “skills gap” is happening between educators and the business world but the conversation isn’t addressing some key underlying issues. Mary Faulkner walks through the hidden skills gap.
 

HRExaminer v9.09

“Innovation, risk taking, and rule-breaking seem to disappear once a person reaches a certain level. Bucking tradition doesn’t seem quite as sexy when your newly gained power and influence is at stake.” Mary Faulkner has more in, Leadership and the Fear of Losing Everything.


We received a reply to last week’s article, Fiddling While Rome Burns, from the Emperor himself. Thankfully, Michael Kannisto was able to miraculously channel Nero’s Reply.


Everyone’s chasing the ‘new’ at the expense of why - especially when it comes to technological change. John Sumser has some ideas about how to refocus in his article, Why Aren’t We Asking These Questions in HR?


HRIntelligencer 2.08 Highlights: Think of this week’s issue as your trip to the bleeding edge farmer’s market. There are no crystal clear answers about anything in the emerging technology.


On HR Tech Weekly: There’s a fresh wave of funding in HR Tech with Joberate, Nomad, Strive Talent, ClickIQ, and Peakon raising money. RealMatch Rebrands as pandoIQ and Launches AI-Enabled Job Ad Platform, Collective Health Bets Employers Are Fed Up With Health Expenses, Apple is launching medical clinics for its employees, and in GDPR related news, Google has received 2.4 million ‘right to be forgotten’ URL delisting requests and fulfilled 43%.