I don’t watch a lot of TV, but when I do, I binge watch. I admit it. I’m far too busy with life, work and family to watch things when they happen live. But oh, when I am desperate for a bit of mindless programming, entertainment and personal sanity, I make the time…and I’m talking…

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…

“It is not unsafe work conditions that we should worry about, it is unsafe behavior.” Safety It is often the red-headed stepchild of Human Resource programs, and for those organizations who aren’t knee deep in OSHA, CFRs and Safety Manuals, safety is typically something to be whispered about, like cancer or adultery. (Be honest, you just…

I met with a client the other day who was telling me about one of his favorite employees. Words like high performer, rockstar, favorite and value-added team member were used generously by this man – I could have pulled ten or so sound-bites regarding engagement and performance out of his monologue. I’m known for being…

So if you are behind the times, two weeks ago we opened it up for our readers to participate in the “I Create Performance…” challenge. Essentially, we challenged our readers and anyone who found us to let us know how they create performance! With each person’s submission, they received a Performance Creator badge and the…

There is a lot of information out there on the internet about HR, leadership and process improvement. Here on PerformanceICreate we like to give free HR advice that you can actually use. So here’s some more of it – learn as much as you can about HR – don’t wing it!  Pay attention to what’s going…

For the past two years, we have shared our knowledge and experience about improving performance and productivity through human performance improvement, training/learning and development, process improvement, instructional design, human resources, communication, social media, leadership, or productivity. 2013 is our year to help you really blow the thought, perspective, and action of performance, up! And now we…

One of the thornier issues in HR is trying to develop policies for employee populations we aren’t part of such as hourly non-exempt workers or sales people.  Ideally we work directly with the business line to understand the needs of the business and the type of employees working in that business. When I’m working in…

Inertia: the resistance of any physical object to a change I am a creature of habit.  I wake up at the same time every work day. I pack the same meals for work every day. I brew the same amount of coffee every morning (2 travel mugs), and they’re usually gone by  the early afternoon….

The Wobble, a popular line dance much like the Electric Slide, was the focus of a recent conversation that I was having with a few of my fellow PICers. And like the dance itself, the talk got me thinking about learning and leadership. I’ve been in many a Wobble. And a successful Wobble can decide…

Employee Happiness. This coupling of words has been a buzz for quite some time for HR pros, but I am not sure the buzz has been taken seriously simply because it gets on the bandwagon with the other shiny objects that can change the business today. But I am here to tell you employee happiness…

Yes, This Is  Happening! You’ve probably heard the saying “If you’re not getting better, you’re getting worse.” Performance I Create (#PICHR) is all about improvement. We’re the process improvement blog. We help you get better with recruiting, talent management, leadership, employee engagement, training and overall productivity. So it’s only natural that we take our own…

Unless you live under a rock you’ve probably heard enough about social media to make your ears bleed.  It was everywhere last week at the SHRM National Conference and as part of the social media team I confess I was out there preaching the gospel. But the thing is for every person I met who…