Human Resources

On-boarding Blueprint to Drive Performance

On-boarding is not just for others. Consider use of an on-boarding plan that works for you personally as well as for other leaders in your organization. Also, on-boarding is not just for new leaders. An on-boarding plan can be followed to revitalize current leaders, for leaders in transition, and to leverage oneself to a higher […]

Turnover Reports

Focus On Your Success – Available Now

Focus On Your Success – Available Now

Focus On Your Success – 24 Simple Insights To Drive Daily Achievement is now available. You can get this book on Amazon. Are you interested in: – Improving your relationships with others? – Being more productive day to day? – Connecting with customers? – Engaging your team? – Delivering results? If so, then Focus On […]

The Predictability Factor: Another View of Change

The Predictability Factor: Another View of Change

Change happens. Help your team with change by adding in predictability. Change that is anticipated is less stressful and easier for others to accept. Build predictability into how you design and communicate change. Posted on March 10, 2013 Read more…

Do You Discriminate?

Do You Discriminate?

Discrimination happens. The discrimination that must be avoided is discrimination that is illegal and unlawful. When we like one movie over another, we have discriminated. To discriminate is natural and is the basis for decision-making. In this short post we look at how unlawful discrimination can still manifest itself in subtle ways. Look for subtle […]

HR Optimization

New Tires and Fear of Change

New Tires and Fear of Change

A flat tire represents the need for a sudden, unexpected change. If I get a flat tire, I welcome the change that comes next — getting a new tire. I don’t welcome the process involved. In business we all know that change will happen. When it is sudden and intrusive, it bothers us. When it […]

Three Little Pigs: Not Just A Children’s Story

Three Little Pigs: Not Just A Children’s Story

The three little pigs are builders. They build houses. Clearly, two of the houses don’t stand up to environmental stresses. One does. The one that survives, took longer to plan and to build. As human resource professionals, take the time to make proper plans and to build programs that have sustainability. Posted on October […]

When Cultures Collide, Be Aware of Assumptions

Culture, diversity and assumptions. In this short post we look at the assumptions we make, and the impact these assumptions can have on the culture of our organization. And, how these assumptions play into our personal and professional relationships. Before taking action, or questioning what someone else is doing, test your assumptions. Posted on […]

Employee Engagement: All About The Team

Engaged employees take action; they take the initiative. When managers are interested in engaging employees, they may be faced with two paths. Either “do for” the employees, or support the employees so they “can do” for themselves. Engaged employees are empowered. What do you do? This short post provides some insight into how you can […]

Prioritize with Pareto

We are all faced with the need to prioritize. Pareto, or the 80/20 rule, is a strategic tool that will help you determine where to start. Use data to find trends, to find out where the priority opportunities can be found. This short post provides insights into using the 80/20 rule to leverage your resources […]

How is HR Team Performance Like an Olympic Relay Race?

For a relay team to win, the entire team needs to perform. In this short post we look at how human resource team performance is enhanced when all members of the team work together.   Posted on July 23, 2012 Read more here…

Optimize HR in 5 Steps

Highly effective human resources is based on connecting our people through meaningful programs to the mission and purpose of the organization. Too often, we pay lots of attention to transactional efficiency and lose sight of strategic contribution and business value. However, with a little bit of planning and effort, HR can be optimized. The path […]

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