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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The Key to a Successful Team: Lessons for HR

Today I am taking a page from the Kris Dunn’s playbook. He often turns to sports for great lessons in human resources. Last night as I settled in to watch the Atlanta Braves play the Pirates, I turned on the TV to discover that the game was going to be delayed due to rain. The station was playing interviews …

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5 Great Pieces of HR Advice

I have some great advice for you today on Human Resources. It is not my advice however, it is the advice of bloggers I greatly respect. You can learn alot by reading these five posts, so pay attention. There will be a test later. First up is attorney blogger Jon Hyman. As an HR consultant …

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Talent Acquisition Wars Include Hoodies

If  you are in the high tech business today your talent acquistion strategy had better include hoodies, chocolate fountains, gourmet food, napping rooms and big parties, according to writer Geoffrey Fowler in his WSJ article The Perk Bubble is Growing as Tech-Sector Booms Again. Companies are once again competing for talent offering perks mirroring what was …

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Employee Birthdays: Recognition or No?

Today is my birthday! No I am not fishing for birthday wishes.. well maybe a few LOL. But as I got to my birthday it made me think about how companies recognize employee birthdays, if indeed they do. So I did some Internet searching and came across several articles about celebrating birthdays. One such post …

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Key Outcomes for Employee Communication

A lot of verbiage is spent on what makes for good employee communication. Many people put a lot of time into thinking about the “hows” to do employee communication. But you need to think about the “outcomes” of your communication. Before we get to outcomes however, let’s review some of the building blocks of employee communication. …

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