Communication, Employee Relations, Human Resources, Leadership, Performance

#HRHorrorStories – Day 1 – Your Employees & The Internet

This week on Drive Thru HR (#DTHR), the topic is HR horror stories…those incidents and events that not only left us speechless but also spurred changes and policies in the workplace. On Day 1, the topic of discussion centered around employees use of the Internet at work – more specifically, visiting inappropriate sites while on… Continue reading #HRHorrorStories – Day 1 – Your Employees & The Internet

Employee Relations, Human Resources, Leadership

HR Would Be Better If….

My friend Steve Browne (@sbrownehr) posed a question and a challenge to all HR professionals to answer this simple question: “HR would be better if ______________.” So, here is my response: HR would be better if “human” was put back into Human Resources. Back in the day, we were known as the Personnel Department.  Why?… Continue reading HR Would Be Better If….

Communication, Employee Relations, Leadership, Performance

How to Lead Your Team to Success: From a Veteran

When Jill Morgenthaler arrived at boot camp in 1975, she was part of the inaugural class of women in the Army.  She was one of 83 female cadets on a base of 50,000 men.  Colonel Jill Morgenthaler (Ret.) went on to serve three decades in the U.S. Army in positions such as: the first female military… Continue reading How to Lead Your Team to Success: From a Veteran

Employee Relations, Human Resources, Leadership, Performance

Like Attracts Like: Why Leaders Attract Certain Followers

Back on November 16, 2014, I came across an article written by Brigette Hyacinth on LinkedIn that caught my eye: “Leaders: Beware of Followers.”  In her article, she talked about how every Leader needs Followers and that the conclusion of her research into the subject lead her to categorize 7 types of Followers: 1) Sycophants -… Continue reading Like Attracts Like: Why Leaders Attract Certain Followers

Leadership, Performance

Appreciation: It’s a Top-Down Thing

One of the biggest complaints we hear coming from employees – regardless of their position or status of the job market – is that they don’t feel appreciated. Its so simple, yet something overlooked time and time again. In some cases, managers will even make excuses for their lack of appreciation and feel they are… Continue reading Appreciation: It’s a Top-Down Thing