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...
Is This The Best Interview Question Ever?

Is This The Best Interview Question Ever?

The other day, I got an email from a client concerned about her firm’s interviewing practices (which isn’t uncommon and is certainly a valid concern). She asked me, “Is this question okay? What was your relationship like with your mother and father?” I couldn’t help...
How to Grow Your Company’s Future Leaders

How to Grow Your Company’s Future Leaders

You probably know the standard reason for creating a succession plan: retirement. (Succession plan collecting dust? Read this first and then come back.) But I’d argue that another one of the most important pieces of a succession plan is growing your future leaders....