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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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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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Terrible HR
March 8, 2011

Terrible HR Tuesday – Bonus Letters

If you were lucky enough to have operated in the black in 2010, it's probably just about bonus time for you - so I'd like to share a wonderful example of Terrible HR and bonus letters. Bonus time is a very exciting time for employees, particularly when your bonus payout…
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February 15, 2011

Terrible HR Tuesday – Internet Policies

At times Human Resources is relegated to the compliance police - responsible for creating, maintaining and enforcing policies - it's our favorite part of the job, really. This is typically in the best interests of both the company and the employee, but there are times when HR simply drops the…
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Terrible HR
February 8, 2011

Terrible HR Tuesday – Mannerisms

I so thoroughly enjoyed a post by Laurie Ruettimann (aka the Cynical Girl) yesterday, that I thought it was a great opportunity to review some real-life terrible HR mannerisms that I've encountered. Check out Laurie's post here: http://thecynicalgirl.com/monday-morning-hr-humor-worst-hr-person-ever/, video courtesy of SNL. HR mannerisms I've witnessed that should be stopped, immediately: When…
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Terrible HR
February 1, 2011

Terrible HR Tuesday – Counter Offer Part 2

Last week, I shared the beginning of a counter offer story where the Human Resources director began the offer discussion with crappy (and new) feedback. From there, she offered the counter as though it would be something that any sane employee would accept (like they were doing me a favor).…
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January 25, 2011

Terrible HR Tuesday – Counter Offer Part 1

In my HR career, I have encountered many questionable HR "talent." You know the ones, the HR employees that give us all a bad name? The ones who aren't passionate about HR, but ended up there? I'm hoping to highlight "terrible HR" here on Tuesdays, as long as I have…
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