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Performance Discussions or the Five Conversations Framework

A New and Better Way to do Performance Management

There has been much discussion recently on Performance Management. I have seen discussions on how everyone deplores this once a year activity. People will tell you how everyone, to include the supervisor, the employee and HR hate Performance Management. You will hear how it is a waste of time and resources. Some will tell you that the only . . .

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March 31, 2016

Seven Tips for Communicating with Difficult Employees

Focus on the Challenge and not the Person.

Deal with the challenge right away.

  • If you delay your response or ignore the issue altogether, you may look weak and ineffective.

  • You’ll also send a message to other employees that they too can get away with inappropriate behavior.

Stay calm and poised.

  • Because you’re the one in the position of power, you’ll set the tone of the . . .

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March 17, 2016

Roles of HR

As HR you can expect to fill the following roles

The following are some of the roles we are expected to perform as HR.

HR – Regardless of your actual HR title, you will be expected to be the expert of everything related to HR.

Business Expert - You will be expected to be the expert of everything that is related to the actual business of your organization.

Chief Information Office – Of bad . . .

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February 24, 2016

The Customers of HR

The 5-legged stool of HR

There is a lot of talk in the HR world about analytics, technology, validation and seats at the table etc… But sometimes, I think all of this talk distracts us from the real purpose of HR. The real purpose of HR is to take care of our customers. Some HR experts will tell you that the customers of HR are our employees or our executives. To me . . .

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February 11, 2016

The Future of HR

HR Mobile Apps

The future of HR is in mobile apps. The HR department that finds a way to provide service to their customers via mobile apps will provide a great asset to their company when it comes to creating a great work place. Soon there will be a HR mobile app for everything. Even now employees can check most if not all HR functions on their mobile . . .

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February 03, 2016

Some Things not so Positive in HR

My Pet Peeves About HR

In my last post I talked about some positives in HR. In this post I want to discuss some not so positives in HR. These are strictly my own opinion.

One not so positive is our philosophy of always wanting to be validated. Or to have a “seat” at the table with the “strategic” executives of the organization. This has always been one of my pet . . .

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January 28, 2016

Positivity in HR

How HR is becoming more positive!!!

There have been plenty of positive changes in HR over the years. One positive change is the increase in technology in our field and the willingness of HR professionals to embrace technology to increase our ability to take care of our customers. So many of our HR functions can now be done with the assistance of technology.

Also the addition . . .

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January 21, 2016

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