A replay: “Have you” questions to ask yourself

I was flipping through my copy of The Little BIG Things and came across the pages that this previous post was written about. I thought as we approach the end of the year holidays it would be a good time to replay this post from earlier this year. Appreciation goes a long way! I am …

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Should HR be a positive disruptor?

I have written a couple of time on “legacy thinking” in HR, here and here. While it is good for organizations to have a legacy and a history in today’s fast moving world legacy thinking can also keep you from progressing. “We have always done it that way” When you ask a question and the …

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The Top 4 Reasons HR Pros Should LOVE Sales Reps!

  This guest blogger has been a guest before. Bill Ramsey is a friend for numerous reasons. He is part of my Three Men and a Book network, along with Todd Schnick. He works for a company called RightFitHR and he specializes in assessments. Bill finds that getting through to HR people is frustrating. We …

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The Role of the HR Department in Company Productivity

  In the dictionary the word productivity is defined as the quality, state, or fact of being able to generate, create, enhance, or bring forth goods and services. Every organization, every department in that organization needs to be about productivity, including the Human Resources department. HR as a driver In a recent issue of Business …

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An Easy Way to Increase Your Productivity

  It is funny how serendipity works some times. The sky is cloudy and the sun is only evident by the indirect light. There is occasional drizzle or light rain pattering on the roof top. Probably like many of you this kind of weather makes me sleepy. Great day for a nap. So I lay …

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Why Multitasking is Bad for Productivity

  How many of us multitask our way through the day? How many of your employees do? In today’s world with all the distractions our attention is diverted with an email arriving or by a received text message. It has an effect, and not a good one. Here is why multitasking is bad for productivity. …

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HR Carnival: Exceptional Workplaces

Have you ever wondered what it takes to have an exceptional workplace? Well now you can find out. The folks at Insight Performance are hosting the HR Carnival for the first time. They wanted to have blogs with the theme of “EXCEPTIONAL WORKPLACE”. Of course they got some good contributions. Contributors included: Ben Eubanks, of …

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Changing Nature of Work: “It’s All About Expertise, Not Experience”

I have written about the changing nature of work several times, as recently as two weeks ago (See Changing Nature of Work and the Difficulty of Government Regulation) so it is something I find interesting. So I was happy to run across Josh Bersin’s blog post The End of a Job as We Know It …

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Welcome to the Company, Oh By the Way You Will Be Fired in Four Years

It has been announced that the new Revel Casino in Atlantic City is trying out a new concept in employment. This new concept is called “term limits.” They are hiring employees for the casino, which is still under construction, and basically they are telling them their jobs will only last four to six years at …

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Influencing People: 7 Key Tips for Effective HR

 A favorite writer of mine, Kevin Eikenberry, related a travel story where he exercised Seven Simple Way to Subtly Influence People. As I read how Kevin used his influence for a successful outcome I thought that his seven tips can and should become the foundation for influencing people, which is a key trait and skill …

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