“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…

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…