Results Based HR Strategy

Agility

Agility: A Critical Capability For Today’s Businesses

Posted by on Apr 6, 2014

As a dog owner and lover, when I hear the word “agility” I first think about dogs, and the obstacle courses they are trained to navigate competitively.  Then there’s a...

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Competitive

There’s Untapped, Game-Changing Power Within Your Organization

Posted by on May 11, 2014

Teamwork. We’re all familiar with the acronym for TEAM: Together We Achieve More. We’ve seen this to be true for years. I am convinced that Teamwork has a sister,...

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Profitability

HR Strategies that Impact Business Profitability

Posted by on Jun 29, 2014

“Human resources are like natural resources; they’re often buried deep. You have to go looking for them, as they’re not just lying around on the surface. You have to...

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Productivity

Workplace Issues: Supervisor is Gunning for Me

Posted by on Jul 9, 2014

Question: My supervisor is gunning for me. When I got my job, it was not with his blessing. He wanted a friend of his hired but was out of town when HR called with the hire offer....

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Workplace Issues: Supervisor is Gunning for Me

Workplace Issues: Supervisor is Gunning for Me

Jul 9, 2014

Question: My supervisor is gunning for me. When I got my job, it was not with his blessing. He wanted a friend of his hired but was out of town when HR called with the hire offer. His friend apparently turned down the salary, thinking he was a shoo-in for the job and could negotiate a higher wage. His attitude ticked off the HR manager, who called me, the No. 2...

Leadership: Short Shorts and Mini Skirts

Leadership: Short Shorts and Mini Skirts

Jul 6, 2014

Fairly regularly, two or three times a year I get a call from managers asking me about the company dress code policy. These discussions, while starting with the dress code end up really being about leadership discretion and decision-making. The call starts with a question that goes something like this: “Suzie is wearing short shorts, is this a violation of...

Independence Day Holiday: Most Popular Articles

Independence Day Holiday: Most Popular Articles

Jul 3, 2014

Many of you in the U.S. are about to enjoy an extended weekend. Before you go, we want to wish you a happy and safe Independence Day holiday! Because of this spectacular holiday we thought we’d check our statistics to see how our readers are rating our thought articles. Our most popular articles so far in 2014 are listed below. 1) Shared Service...

Global Strategy: Different Cultures and Negotiation Styles

Global Strategy: Different Cultures and Negotiation Styles

Jul 1, 2014

Rumor has it that US negotiators are hard to understand. That’s because, unlike the Japanese, Americans are not racially or culturally homogenous. Two different orientations to time exist across the world: monochromic and polychromic. Monochromic approaches are linear, sequential, and involve dealing with one thing at a time. These approaches are most...

HR Strategies that Impact Business Profitability

HR Strategies that Impact Business Profitability

Jun 29, 2014

“Human resources are like natural resources; they’re often buried deep. You have to go looking for them, as they’re not just lying around on the surface. You have to create the circumstances where they show themselves.” ― Ken Robinson The HR department is said to be most important managerial department of any organization. To better understand...

Workplace Issues: Do I Need My Own Attorney?

Workplace Issues: Do I Need My Own Attorney?

Jun 25, 2014

Question: I’ve worked for my company for 15 years and have made millions of dollars for my company. Senior managers who’ve formerly told me they know my word is my bond are now letting my reputation be smeared. Three months ago, we needed a few hires in my department. A new-to-the-company Human Resources assistant made two hires. Both were...

What Lies Ahead: Preparing Business For the Future

What Lies Ahead: Preparing Business For the Future

Jun 22, 2014

On the cusp of the referendum to decide whether Scotland will become independent, this is an opportunity-filled time for Scottish businesses. Whichever way the vote falls, companies will be changing and developing, and this is a time in which businesses can embrace new opportunities and build on existing ones. While the United Kingdom waits to find out what...

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