“Quit singing and get back to work!” “Settle down! Don’t you have work to do?” “This work is serious so take it seriously!”  “I don’t appreciate that you and your team are always laughing and carrying on with everyone else.” Four statements.   Four assumptions.    Four reasons to make my blood boil. The first statement was…

We’ve got 99 problems but “Talent” ain’t one! Performance I Create is a talented crew, so who better to give advice and insight on this thing we call “talent”? When I think about this overused word; I think, “How did we get here?” Well… Laborer, Worker, Employee, Associate, Representative, Internal Customers, Human Capital, Workforce, Business Partners,…

By now you’ve seen or heard the interview with Starbucks CEO, Howard Schultz, stating that they are increasing the benefit in their college tuition plan. Schultz says that, “By giving our employees partners (see what he did there) access to four years of full tuition coverage, we provide them with a critical tool for a…

Summertime in the world of work is usually when you find relaxed dress codes, shortened work weeks, and extended vacations. It is also the time where companies set aside time to bring up the next generation of the workforce – interns! Like most leaders, you believe in the value of an internship program. Your company…

When notifying employees of the next team building event, the typical response is, “What? Do they really think I have time for this?” Cynics come out from everywhere when the email is sent that the next team-building event is mandatory. The most difficult task in producing a successful team building event or seminar is getting…

The very foundation of what HR professionals do is ensure that our organizations avoid risk and stay compliant to not only the policies that are established for the company but to Federal regulations and the laws of our particular States. Staying in the know requires constant reading, research, and most importantly listening. Outside of joining and…

There is a debate “out there” about whether or not candidate experience is a real thing or if it is something dreamt up. Being in recruiting, I believe it is a real thing. Having recently been a candidate, I know it is a real thing! Companies frequently spend a lot of money on recruitment advertising,…

It amazes me there are still companies that will tell employees and candidates there are no tracks for various job classifications in their organizations. Essentially, they are sending the following message: “We get that you’ve been to school and that you have skills and aspirations, but there is no place for that here.” At a…