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EPISODE 23 Who thought that the performance management process would undergo a dramatic about face, but that’s what’s happening in many companies. They are abandoning the traditional approach towards performance reviews—look backward once a year—for a new one that emphasizes forward thinking, employee development, and frequent feedback. It sounds good, but is there evidence that […]
EPISODE 22 It seems there’s nothing in the HR world that an app or software program can’t handle for us. But does technology really save time, and is there a measurable ROI? And how far can we trust software to make HR decisions?
EPISODE 21 Have you ever gone through the recruiting and interviewing process, finally decided on a candidate, and made what you thought would be a great hire, only to realize later that the person just didn’t fit? If you’re in HR, we’re guessing more than a few of you answered ‘yes’ to this question. To […]
EPISODE 20 The holiday season is nearly upon us, and for many employers, that means it’s time to plan the end of year company party. According to a recent BLR survey, nearly 3 in 4 companies provide a year-end celebration of some kind to celebrate the holidays or just say ‘thank you’ to their employees. […]
EPISODE 19 Onboarding—a dull, boring day or two of introductions and filling out paperwork? It doesn’t have to be that way. In today’s workplace, onboarding (or orientation as we used to call it) goes a lot farther—done right, it brings big rewards in retention and productivity. As president of her talent management and leadership development […]
EPISODE 18 Everyone talks about accountability in the workplace, but few of us are confident that we have fully established accountability throughout our organizations. To help HR gain some concrete knowledge of personal accountability and why it’s an important element of a successful organization, we’ve asked Kelli Hinshaw to join us. Kelli is VP of […]
EPISODE 17 There are few if any companies today that don’t have remote workers on the payroll. And that’s all to the good in many ways, but it’s also true that managing remote workers can be challenging. To get some perspective and some practical tips on creating a great digital culture, we’ve asked Miranda Nicholson […]
EPISODE 16 We’re hearing a lot about branding these days, what it is, how to develop it, and how to defend it. It seems that social media and online communications have made it both easier to develop a brand and easier to threaten it. To talk about employment brands and what companies can do to […]
EPISODE 15 Is there anyone today who isn’t beleaguered by busywork—endless emails, reports, and meetings that soak up time you’d rather be spending on strategic imagination, creativity, or high-value work? In this episode of HR Works, Lisa Bodell, CEO of futurethink (futurethink.com) and author of the best-selling book Kill the Company: End the Status Quo, Start […]
EPISODE 14 Every HR manager is experiencing dramatic changes in workplace culture. For example, we’re seeing unlimited vacation policies and we’re witnessing the death of the annual performance review. To a large extent, the changes are driven by the arrival of the Millennials, who by most estimates will soon make up over half of the […]