Bench the Player/Coach | HR Fishbowl | HR Fishbowl

Written on October 27, 2009 by Charlie Judy in Performance Management Has anyone else out there given up on the idea that Managers have to be good developers of people?  I’m close…real close.  I’m not saying they can’t be or they shouldn’t be.  I am just saying that if they aren’t, they should get the … Read more

Hey, Brother, You're Big | HR Fishbowl | HR Fishbowl

It seems like a lot of organizations are looking to HR to solve this ever so scary issue of social media in the workplace: what if our employees are saying naughty things…what if they’re gossiping…what if they are bad mouthing the company…and what if, my ohh my, they are doing it all on company time?  Who the flip cares?  … Read more

Guess What…Employee Satisfaction Don't Mean Diddly | HR Fishbowl | HR Fishbowl

Written on October 19, 2009 by Charlie Judy in Performance Management The Street had an interesting blog post the beginning of this month re: the efficacy of HR’s focus on “Employee Satisfaction”.  Known in HR circles now as “Employee Engagement” (which has unfortunately become just a fluffed up version of Employee Satisfaction in many organizations), the argument is … Read more

They Play to Win, We Play to Draw | HR Fishbowl

Written on October 29, 2009 by Charlie Judy in Career, HR Profession My four-year old some times tells me she wants to play, but “not a game that’s about winning.”  I can understand that – sometimes the prospect of losing is just too much.  I played the most competitive of sports in High School – … Read more