Why Manage Performance?

Why Manage Performance?

Performance management can be one of the most challenging areas for supervisors, managers, and organization leaders. It is also one of the most critical elements to the success of any organization. To maximize success, organizations must motivate employees toward a...
Rid Your Workplace of the Walking Dead!

Rid Your Workplace of the Walking Dead!

Who are the walking dead? Many readers have likely heard of, and perhaps are fans of, the post-apocalyptic zombie world on AMC’s The Walking Dead. However, did you know the walking dead are already here? In fact they are in your workforce right now! “But...
Should You Do a Market-based Salary Survey?

Should You Do a Market-based Salary Survey?

Do you know what your competitors are paying their employees? Why should you care? A few years ago, a manufacturing client hired me to do a market salary survey for them. Their market share was decreasing and they were losing out on bids, so they decided to revamp...
Ten Years Later: Do We Still Hate HR?

Ten Years Later: Do We Still Hate HR?

Ten years ago, an article was written that caused quite a stir in the human resources community. The article was entitled “Why We Hate HR”, written by Keith Hammond in Fast Company Magazine. Sure enough, there was quite a backlash in the HR community. Everyone was...