Category: HR Bartender

Employee Engagement Is a Financial Strategy

We spend a lot of time talking about creating employee engagement. The rationale being that engaged employees are highly productive. And productivity fuels the business. In creating employee engagement, we need to think about employee satisfaction. I don’t see how a dissatisfied employee becomes engaged. It seems like their dissatisfaction […]

Employee Disengagement – Not the Same As Being Grumpy

If you haven’t seen it, there’s an interesting article in The New York Times titled, “Generation Grumpy: Why You May Be Unhappy if You’re Around 50”. The article talks about how people usually become more mellow with age BUT not the current group of middle aged Americans (aka the “Grumpy […]

Employee Performance: The 6 Influence Areas

We all know that employee performance is important. And we spend a lot of time talking about how to achieve higher levels of employee performance via manager one-on-one meetings, coaching sessions, and career development. But do we know the factors that influence employee performance in the first place? During this […]

The Difference Between Goals, Objectives and Outcomes

During this year’s Association for Talent Development (ATD) International Conference and Expo, I had the opportunity to attend a pre-conference workshop on improving human performance. One of the big takeaways from the workshop was the difference between goals, objectives, and outcomes. I know how easy it is to use these […]

Find Time to Focus on Accuracy – Friday Distraction

(Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by our friends at Kronos, a leading provider of workforce management and human capital management cloud solutions. Have you checked out the Kronos blogging community? Lots of great resources focused on being a department of one, workforce management, and competitive differentiation. Enjoy today’s […]

SHRM Talent Acquisition Specialty Credential: All the Details

(Editor’s Note: There are A LOT of detail in this post about SHRM’s new talent acquisition specialty credential. You might want to consider bookmarking it for future reference.) A couple of month ago, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) announced a new specialty credential in talent acquisition that is […]

High Performing Organizations Focus On a Results Based Approach

This might sound like a strange comment coming from a training consultant, but all performance problems are not solved with training. It’s true. When companies are faced with performance challenges, they need to figure out what the challenge is and address it. The question becomes “What’s the right way to […]

Improve Quality of Hire Using Recruiting Data and Analytics

(Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by our friends at Criteria Corp, a leading provider of pre-employment testing services. They’ve just relaunched their customer interface, HireSelect. It’s been completely reworked to help organizations hire faster and smarter. Enjoy the post!)  Regular readers of this blog know I’ve talked on numerous […]