Another case of Stupid HR actions

First let me make it clear that by saying “stupid HR” I am not pointing a finger at the HR department, most the time. Generally I am pointing out an action taken by a company that is an illegal action. In this example it is a “stupid HR” action taken by the president of a …

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What do HR, handwashing and rejecting new ideas have in common?

  All of us have had a new idea rejected. How many times has someone said to you “We have always done it that way?” Or “I like it just the way it is!” In fact I bet you have used these lines, or something similar, yourself. Did you know that there is a name …

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The New Literacy for HR

  I am reading a book entitled Talent Force, written by Rusty Rueff and Hank Stringer. I am just into it and I will be writing a review of it later. But one of the things they used and example early on resonated with me today. I have had a couple of meetings within the …

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Union Membership on the Rise: Poor Management the Cause?

An article appeared in the Associated Press the other day, entitled Number of Union Members Rises. Naturally that piqued my curiosity so I read the article wondering if poor management is finally getting its payback. Unfortunately the article did not, and could not, answer that question but one can only wonder. First let’s look at …

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Great Posts In HR: Five for Friday December 9th

I am ending the week with some great posts in HR that I have read that I think you should as well. So here are Five for Friday December 9th. First up is Stephanie R. Thomas at the Compensation Cafe. She is a consistently good writer that tackles the difficult subject of compensation. In Pricing …

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Performance Evaluation: Are You Friend or Foe?

Ok, I have a confession to make. Regardless of all the bad publicity that performance evaluation has gotten the last couple of years (e.g., Get Rid of the Performance Review! by Samual Culbert, Business, 2010) I am still a friend of performance evaluation. I think as a properly constructed tool and a well delivered process it helps greatly …

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Has Your Corporate Culture Become the "Dark Ages?"

I am reading a book by Peter Watson, entitled Ideas: A History of Thought and Invention, From Fire to Freud. It is a very interesting book. One chapter where Watson discussed what brought about the Dark Ages in Europe made me think about corporate culture implications. Many of us are taught that the Roman Empire …

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HR Carnival End of May Edition Hosted by Jon Ingham

Jon Ingham is the host of the End of May edition of the HR Carnival. He calls this one The What do All Day edition. I had the good fortune to meet and connect with Jon when he was here in Atlanta for the HRevolution 2011 conference. In addition to being a very nice guy …

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Having HR Involved in Succession Planning is a Cardinal Sin

That title comes from a paragraph in Alan Weiss’ book The Consulting Bible, which reads: Most organizations relegate succession planning to the human resources division of department, which is a cardinal sin. Succession planning is one of the most important strategic decisions that any enterprise engages in on a continuing basis, and is an executive …

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