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February 27, 2019

From PIP to Promotion Using HR Metrics

Managing employee’s performance is a practice that HR professionals tend to be a part of throughout their career. Have an under-performing employee? Call HR. Need someone to improve? Call HR. But when an HR leader needs to be performance managed himself, what happens? It’s a worse-case scenario that we’ve all…
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Employee ExperienceHR
January 23, 2019

Set Intentional Goals that Drive Engagement

Alas it’s the start of the new year, but we’re already past the 21-day mark – the amount of time it takes to practice new habits until they become incorporated into your life. For us HR professionals, it also means that our annual goals for the company and each employee,…
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Contributor PostsGet PromotedHRLeadership
June 9, 2014

Learn to Get Along with HR

Being able to forge a healthy relationship with Human Resources — ahem, HR — is a critical step in the development and growth of your career path. But often, people tend to duck and hide or flee the path of HR for the fear of receiving bad news. Here’s the…
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Contributor PostsGet PromotedHRLeadership
May 15, 2014

Should You Ever Be Friends With Your Boss?

The answer to this question seems straight-forward from a human resources perspective; it’s almost laughable to ask. But alas, outside of HR, this is a question that is often overlooked. The best answer is no — you should not be friends with your boss in almost all situations. Even your weird…
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Get PromotedHRLeadership
October 21, 2013

Learning & Development in the Real World

It took me a long time in my career to understand that my success, development and growth were solely up to me. In school, the professors always made it sound like the company would care about our success; that they would foster us through different experiences to keep us on…
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Employee CommunicationsHR
August 6, 2013

Fire Drills at Work

The alarm starts blaring and your entire 5th grade class covers their ears and then promptly lines up to quickly exit the building without talking and staying in a single-file line, to go to your designated spot in the parking lot for roll call. That’s a fire drill… right? Until you…
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HRLeadership
May 13, 2013

Heeding the Warning Signs

This past week has been a (recurring) lesson in paying attention to the signs around me. It made me think back to the many clients and employee’s I’ve worked with over the years, who have simply ignored the warnings their manager had given them about their achievement standards. But first,…
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April 29, 2013

Making it Work

Oh how I love Tim Gunn on Project Runway when he utters the words, “Make it work!” How many times a day do you have to utter those same words to yourself when something goes off-track? If you are me, it’s several times a day… and this week (yes, I…
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February 25, 2013

When HR Screws Up Royally

There are few things that I read these days that shock me into slack-jaw syndrome. But I had one of those moments yesterday, followed quickly with: “HR just effed that up royally. Whoa.” Yahoo! sent an internal memo to every single one of their global employees, telling them that they…
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