How to Give Performance Feedback to a Failing Employee

No one wants to be the bearer of bad news, but as a leader, it’s an important, though unfortunate, part of your job. In the past, it’s been reported as much as 60 percent of employees haven’t received useful feedback from their leaders. Even the best leaders who understand performance management, providing real and sometimes […]

Is Personal Branding Your Key to Workplace Fame?

In today’s very busy world we are bombarded with thousands of messages and images per hour. If you are a job hunter the dilemma is how to make your message stand out. If you are a recruiter your dilemma is also making your message to attract someone stand out. The question then becomes of how […]

Why to Hire New College Graduates: Think Young in 2015

As we wave goodbye to 2014 and welcome 2015, now is the perfect time to look back on what we’ve learned and think about where we want to take our recruiting in the new year. A common theme in 2014 was millennial recruitment. Millennial recruitment was a hot button issue, and one that seemed to […]

3 Keys to Buidling Trust & Communication at Work

I once had a friend from grad school say to me, “You’re pretty cool .. even though you work in HR.” Stunned and confused, I replied, “Um… I’m not sure what that means.” He went on to say, “We’ll I don’t like HR people. I just don’t trust them … or anyone in management.”  All […]

HR Learning From Healthcare

My wife underwent surgery recently. This provided me the chance to spend days at a time hanging out in a hospital. My intention was to be present to meet my wife’s needs in any way. I couldn’t help but watch everything that was happening there with keen interest. Their procedures and processes piqued my interest, […]