Tag Archive: Communication

Pig Heads Belong at BBQs

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Blogging about politics, in my mind, is kind of like talking about it at the dinner table.  It spoils appetites (although, the number of actual political blogs out there would suggest otherwise). Writing about it on an HR blog is even worse.  But I’m going to do it today…kind of.  And I promise I’ll weave…

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Put a Keg in the Corner and See What Happens…

Lately I’ve had conversations with my HR peers about how different the atmosphere is in their respective offices.  Unfortunately, in this case “different” = “worse”.  Things are quieter, people are keeping their heads down, fewer people go out to lunch, haven’t seen a happy hour in a while, not as much laughter…lot of people just…

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Take my Hand and Hold it…NOW!

The other day I overheard an HR professional talking with her colleague about an employee who had missed the deadline to file their benefits enrollment.  Her comment was, “we aren’t here to hold their hands, (explitive); they should learn to follow instructions.”  There was a time in my HR career when I would have agreed…

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Where's my Agent?

So I have this idea about how we set base compensation every year – I’ve floated it in front of Execs and HR pros alike.  More often than not, my idea is met with some question about how much crack I smoked before I came into the office that day.  I usually take this as…

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Hey, Brother, You're Big

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? …

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