Before You Engage In A Difficult Conversation

Putting off difficult conversations can have consequences. But, sometimes the best course of action is doing nothing. Jamie Resker explains how to evaluate whether you should have a discussion with an employee, and if so, the best way to handle it.
 

Consider These Three Things Before You Engage In A Difficult Conversation

“At work, at home, and in life, people fall short of our expectations and do things that irritate and disappoint us. The behaviors and actions of others can trigger feelings of anger, irritation, and anxiety.” - Jamie Resker
 

When Best Practices Don’t Work

If you want to do what other people were doing last year, spend a lot of time navel-gazing, and define success according to conventional standards.
 

When is Termination 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.” – Heather Bussing
 

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Susan LaMotte discusses the cost of HR policies that rely on leadership assumptions that are out of touch or based on outdated employment experience.
 

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.” – Heather Bussing
 

When Best Practices Don’t Work

If you want to do what other people were doing last year, spend a lot of time navel gazing, and define success according to conventional standards.
 

Unfortunately, HR doesn’t understand human beings either

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

Seven Deadly Sins of HR Analytics Initiatives

Mark Berry looks at seven organizational and leadership dynamics that can make or break your workforce analytics initiative.
 

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.