How to Deal with Unexpected Truth

“Dealing with uncomfortable truths is part of business and life. Own your part in them. Do what you can to fix and prevent them. And make your word count.” – Heather Bussing
 

Working with Humans

On December 25, 2018, in Editorial Advisory Board, HR Trends, HRExaminer, Joe Gerstandt, Leadership, by Joe Gerstandt
“We clamor for more and bigger data while simultaneously avoiding some of the most valuable, and readily accessible information there is; the emotions of our employees.” – Joe Gerstandt
 

Why CEO’s Care More About Money Than People

“People need to be trusted, valued, and given the resources they need to do a great job, including being paid fairly for their work. If you can’t do that, you don’t have a business.” – Heather Bussing
 

Hiring is like a Tango

“Could you win a tango competition by placing an ad for a dance partner, and then, before the dance, using a written test to determine your “fit” with each applicant? Of course not. So why would you hire that way?” – Bob Corlett
 

My Love Letter To Managers

On November 1, 2018, in Editorial Advisory Board, Industry Analysis, Leadership, Maren Hogan, by Maren Hogan
“Read any articles about struggling employees, companies or retention and you’ll soon find that whatever the issue is, and I do mean whatever, the answer is to blame the manager.” – Maren Hogan
 

Don’t Assume: Find Out What Is Real

Susan LaMotte discusses the cost of HR policies that rely on leadership assumptions that are out of touch or based on outdated employment experience.
 

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.
 

When Companies Stop Innovating

The way to tell when a company has stopped innovating is when it starts filing lawsuits to protect the status quo.
 

Follow the Right Rabbit

“HR is tasked with a new mission. A mission requiring new skills and new thinking. Yet it is still tasked with the old mission. And as a department, as a profession and as individuals – HR is trying to chase both rabbits.” -Paul Hebert
 

Discrimination vs. Reality

On June 25, 2018, in Discrimination, Diversity, Employment Law, Heather Bussing, HRExaminer, Leadership, by Heather Bussing
Creating an inclusive, diverse, and successful work place is not about getting every decision perfect. It’s about fairness, openness, and care.