As an engineer, I am obsessed with efficiency. Even my name is efficient: My full name is Andrew, but I go by Drew because it’s only one syllable. But through my work with organizations around the globe, I’ve learned that you can’t be efficient with humans because they have “emotions” and “feelings” and get “sick” […]
Welcome to Daily Advisor’s Op-Ed page, where BLR Founder and Publisher Bob Brady and other HR notables freely express their thoughts on HR today and in the future. “Notables,” by the way, includes you! If you’ve got an idea for a 500-700 word column on any HR topic, we’d love to have you as a guest columnist. Just describe your idea in a brief email and send it HRDailyAdvisor@blr.com. Be sure to note it’s for an “E-pinions” article, and give us a phone number and best time to call. All submissions become the property of BLR, Inc.
Do we really need to separate life from work? Or are we just not keen enough to ask for so much “life” in our work that we do not have to worry about balancing something out?
Introverts—they are the new extroverts, right? Quiet, reserved, always sensing and watching. Listening for the next nugget of innovation to grace the lips of a colleague. Or are they tormented by the thought of communication and interaction? Do their extroverted cohorts drive them batty? Or the question that matters, the question I pose is—does it […]
Stepping out the door, you glance across the parking lot in the general direction of your car. A quick check of the time shows 2:27 p.m. You need to be on the road by 2:30 to reach your destination on time. You’ve got 3 minutes to make it to the car and get going. A […]
90% of staff leave due to their boss. Is there something they’re doing, or something in their approach that chases off talent?
Well, 2017 is over! Another year in the books. I don’t know about you, but they seem to go faster as I get older. It’s like I’m speeding to a finish line that I don’t necessarily want to reach! But it’s like I say about birthdays, it sure beats the alternative. So I’m grateful to […]
“Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” It’s a statement attributed to Peter Drucker, the famed management guru, and a concept that many business leaders ascribe to. I like to quote it, and I want to believe it, but is it true?
As a manager, would you rather hire a person who wants to do great work for a company or a person who wants to work for a great company? Think about it for a minute. There’s a difference.
Yesterday I flew to New Orleans to attend SHRM’s 2017 Annual Conference & Exposition. Professionally I am an editor. But when I am not working, and sometimes when I am, I am a consumer. To say that I am a hard sell is an understatement. In fact, 99.9% of the time I do not buy […]
We over here at the BLR Media team work hard to get the most relevant and best content available into the hands of you, our subscribers. It is always nice to be officially recognized for that hard work. We are therefore pleased to announce that our very own Stephen D. Bruce, PhD, Managing Editor of […]