How to Build Trust: Are the Best Companies Trustworthy?

Google is the Best Company to Work For and has held the #1 spot continually since 2012, according to Fortune magazine.  During the 18 years Fortune has partnered with the Great Place to Work organization to produce the annual list of 100 Best Companies to Work For, Google has ranked #1 six times.  Given society’s […]

Recruit Millennials Without Raising Cyber Security Risk

The cyber attacks in 2014 of Sony, Target, J.P. Morgan Chase and Home Depot cost those companies hundreds of millions of dollars and compromised the personal data of over 150 million customers. The damage to the companies’ reputations was immeasurable and equally impacted was the financial services industry. Cyber security has become one of the […]

The Upside of Stress: Why Stress is Good for You #CAHR15

Is it possible that everything we think we know about stress is wrong? Instead of something to be avoided, reduced or managed, could stress actually have an upside? Kelly McGonigal, Ph.D., health psychologist and a keynote speaker at the recent Professionals in Human Resources Association (PIHRA) conference in Anaheim, CA, talks about experiencing a complete […]

Reach Out and Save Lives During Suicide Prevention Week

Reach Out and Save Lives During Suicide Prevention Week Because of stigma, most people don’t know that suicide is the 10th leading cause of death for Americans, and the rate of suicide is highest among working-age people. In addition to the incalculable human tragedy of suicide, the economic toll is a staggering $44 billion annually, […]

Preparing to Implement Your New Peformance Technology

You’ve purchased one of the new performance management software programs for your company, or you’ve decided to finally turn on the performance module in your current HR system. You’ve spent quality time with the IT team to ensure the thing is properly configured to match your company’s needs. You’ve developed a great training program, materials […]

Is Eliminating Peformance Rates a Bad Thing?

Despite overwhelming evidence that annual performance reviews and ratings should be abolished, proponents continue to weigh in on behalf of this much-maligned HR program. PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) is the latest authority to lend support to the traditional performance process, labeling the current focus on eliminating ratings a “red herring”. Performance Evaluations Still Have Value I understand both […]