From the Archive: HR and the Art of Nudgery

This post was written originally in April of 2014. I think this is as important today as it was then. If you “nudge” someone you move them just slightly. It is generally done as a reminder or a way to alter behavior, as when my wife nudges me in the middle of the night because …

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Future Friday: Is there a Chief Happiness Officer in your future?

In my reading I came across a discussion of happiness and productivity. The article, Rethinking Physical Workspace Helps Improve the ‘Human Experience’ for Employees, Says JLL, quoted results of a survey conducted by an office design and real estate firm. The quote that caught my eye was: Nearly 70 percent of participants agreed that happiness …

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Future Friday: What will you have to do to keep your job in the future?

Last week I wrote about the views of Gerd Leonhard on Future Friday: Lost your job to a robot, sorry but re-education will no longer secure your rescue. If you read that you may recall that Leonhard thinks humans will have to be “creators” to have their jobs protected. Anything that can be routinized will …

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HR and the Wizard of Oz: An Analogy

I was flipping channels last night when I happened upon the Wizard of Oz. Not the one of the newer versions, the Judy Garland version. I happened to catch it just as she meets the Scarecrow and soon after the Tin Man. I had to end my viewing at that time but I thought that …

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Future Friday: A world of those that “can” versus those that “can’t”

Are we creating a work world of those that “can” versus those that “can’t” was the question I had after reading an article in The Guardian. The article was about the future of work and the prognostications about how it is going to change. Let’s face it the world of work is changing already and …

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Making you a better professional: Four great reads in HR

Today I am letting you know about four great posts from other writers. These posts will educated and inform you. They did me. Maybe we are offering something we don’t have to First up is Robin Shea. She wrote about a study that shows that flexibility in a work schedule may not be as important …

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Celebrating a decade of blogging: HR Observations at Omega HR Solutions

I published my first blog post on August 31, 2006. So today closes out a full decade of writing about HR. 2000 That is the number of posts. Most have been mine, some have been guest posts. I originally started out just to try out blogging as a way of getting more exposure for my …

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Three HR posts for Thursday

As I occasionally do I point out some interesting and informative reads to you in order to educate you and give you a break from my writing. Today, I have three great posts that cover training, ergonomics and the changing workweek. #1 The first post comes from Kristine Sims at Constangy, Brooks, Smith and Prophete, …

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Do you include the right people in the interview process?

We all know the purpose of the interview is to provide information that will help you hire the best candidate to fill your open position. If you follow my advice you know that I recommend behavioral interviewing as the best interview method. Not familiar with behavioral interviewing? It is based on the premise that the …

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Don’t decide to fire that employee at the end of the day

Everyone has to make multiple decisions daily at work. We would like to be able to feel the decisions we make are good ones. What about the really important decisions we make, such as the ones affecting someone’s job? Are you making good decisions there? If you are not considering the time of day or …

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