You Down With O.P.P.?

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O.P.P., how can I explain it I’ll take you frame by frame it To have you all jumpin’ shall we singin’ it O is for Other, P is for People scratch ya temple The last P…well…that’s not that simple It’s sorta like another way to call something an issue Employees come in start talking need […]

She Made Me Better

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After graduating college, my first real professional experience was in a nationwide retail-clothing store. Having worked there part-time during school, I was afforded the opportunity upon graduation to become a manager in the home store of our District Manager (DM). As an hourly associate I had heard the horror stories about the DM but I […]

If You Can’t “Identify” Talent, You’ll Never Be Able To “Manage” It

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“Talent”  & “Talent Management” These are the latest overused industry buzzwords…but what do they mean? I had a supervisor who claimed she was “managing talent” and insisted I take numerous courses on timekeeping, accounting, and finance even though it was obvious I had no aptitude whatsoever with numbers or money. The result? Thousands of dollars were spent in an attempt […]

4 Issues with Traditional Training

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Training today doesn’t look like it did years ago. The tools, technology, and research help us to deliver better, more engaging development experiences. Today we’re going to take a look at four critical weaknesses of traditional training programs. You might recognize some of your own organization’s training practices, so take some time to consider if […]

Turn ‘Em On (Part I)

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Today’s post is from guest blogger Heather Kinzie. Heather has been a Human Resources professional for nearly 20 years.  She likes to make things better so she develops/presents training courses and facilitates team/process/strategy improvement events.  Her clients benefit from her expertise and her insight but moreover, they appreciate her pragmatic and often brutally honest thoughts, […]

Surround Yourself!!

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I was recently at SHRM13 swimming in a sea of people.  The majority of the 15,000+ were moving like a constant stream rushing to sessions, the exhibition hall, the SHRM Store, the Hive, etc.  Rarely were you in a space where people weren’t coursing around you.  However, in the midst of all of these bodies, […]

The Mystery of Feedback !!

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Companies are notorious when it comes to feedback.  There are countless systems developed, executed and utilized at all levels of an organization.  We want to know what people think !!  Or do we ?? Seriously, one of the areas that HR is thrust into on at least an annual basis is some sort of programmed, structured […]