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3 Ways to Close the Generation Gap in Performance Reviews

On January 29, 2013, in Editorial Advisory Board, HR Trends, HRExaminer, Policies, Steve Smith, by Steve Smith
But, to paraphrase Bart Simpson, getting HR people to hate performance reviews is like making teenagers depressed — it’s like shooting fish in a barrel. That goes for just about everyone in your organization over age 35.

Shepherd’s Result Triangle.

On January 28, 2013, in Heather Bussing, Policies, Social Media Policy, by Heather Bussing
Most people and companies are good at figuring out their goals. And many are pretty good at showing they care . . . well, at least about themselves. But knowing what you want and caring about it is exactly the right place to start.

The Office is a Great Place for Fun and Games

“When adults have autonomy at work they might not focus on their normal tasks 100% of the time. That’s normal. Guess what? Using some of that autonomy for small doses of play at work actually facilitates productivity for most people. It represents a fun not-related-to-work break that stimulates healthy thinking.” – Todd Dewett

Rethinking Discrimination

On January 21, 2013, in Heather Bussing, HR Trends, Policies, Recruiting Strategy, Talent Management, by Heather Bussing
“As accessibility to information and data about everyone become ubiquitous, we need to rethink our approaches to equal opportunity, diversity, and discrimination.” – Heather Bussing

How to Avoid Employment Litigation

On January 7, 2013, in Heather Bussing, HRExaminer, Policies, by Heather Bussing
Interventions like progressive discipline policies rarely improve performance and just lock everyone into a system that prolongs the frustration and damage. Learn a host of business savvy alternatives to prevent employee lawsuits.

More Privacy

“As technology makes monitoring everything possible, and data about people, their bodies, actions, and processes becomes valuable, privacy will be one of the biggest social and legal issues of our time. Here is the series we did on workplace privacy late last year.” – Heather Bussing

FTC Social Media Disclosure Requirements

On December 17, 2012, in Heather Bussing, Policies, by Heather Bussing
If your company is involved in social media, or if your employees blog or tweet as part of their work, they need to remember the FTC’s transparency requirements. The Federal Trade Commission is the consumer agency that brought you “truth in advertising.” Okay. They’re still working on it.

Five Links: The Unevenly Distributed Future

Each one of these articles should cause you to scratch your head. The world is changing fast and these ideas are at the forefront of the change. How the outside sees your labor practices, man-machine integration, democratic big data, brain drain is good, build a utility with your brand. Enjoy.

Trash Your Policy Manual

On November 19, 2012, in Heather Bussing, HRExaminer, Policies, by Heather Bussing
Progressive discipline is demoralizing to the employee, requires you to set them up and forces everyone through a stupid process that never works. It disrupts everyone because the employee gets angry and bitter and tries to get everyone else to agree with her.