Things in HR That Make You Go “Hmm…”

Things in HR That Make You Go “Hmm…”

My client had many plants that were doing really well. The company had a new vision, a new direction they wanted to go, and the plants were all on board…. except for one. This one plant was a thorn in his side. They were resistant to following new company policies and...
Change Happens, Let’s Deal With It

Change Happens, Let’s Deal With It

“Change is hard because people overestimate the value of what they have and underestimate the value of what they may gain by giving that up.” -Flight of the Buffalo That’s a more scholarly way of saying “I’ll keep the devil I know versus the one I don’t.” Most people...
Succession Planning: Developing Your Bench Strength

Succession Planning: Developing Your Bench Strength

Planning for both the foreseen and unexpected absences of people who hold key roles in an organization is a task which employers often avoid or engage in only in an informal manner. Worse yet, we sometimes limit the planning to the “C-Suite.” Does that sound like your...
Why You Don’t Really Have a Talent Shortage

Why You Don’t Really Have a Talent Shortage

One of the biggest complaints among business owners today is the inability to find good talent. We’re certainly at an all time low in many areas of the country in terms of unemployment rates. But I tend to push back when I hear that because oftentimes executives are...
Building Employee Alignment

Building Employee Alignment

What is employee alignment? And why should you care about it? “Alignment” is an employee’s perception of the degree to which his/her contributions are linked to the success of the organization. There are plenty of reasons why you should care, but here’s one: A...
The Relevant HR Function: A Manifesto

The Relevant HR Function: A Manifesto

I believe that HR is, for the most part, irrelevant…and has been for some time. Simply look at your favorite social media outlet and you’ll find countless posts on the “why we hate HR” theme. I believe this stems from 2 areas: 1. A lack of professionalism in the...
Sexual Harassment in Your Organization

Sexual Harassment in Your Organization

You don’t want to be the next what not to do headline in the news, do you? So ask yourself: how are reports of sexual harassment handled in my organization? There needs to be a process in place to handle these complaints when one comes in. In this video, I explain...