7 Lookouts When Inspecting Your Culture

7 Lookouts When Inspecting Your Culture

Let’s conduct an investigation, shall we? Put on your houndstooth jacket, ascot, and thinking cap, and let us partake on an endeavor to assess the “real” culture of your company. That means bypassing the red herrings, smoke screens, false positives,...
Recruiters, Take Heart

Recruiters, Take Heart

“So the Broncos drafted a linebacker in the 1st Round two years in a row. Only last year they had the guy play quarterback.” – Sports Pickle, commenting on Tim Tebow Football season is upon us…one week from now, the NFL regular season begins...
What’s the Deal?

What’s the Deal?

“We have met the enemy, and they are us.” – Walt Kelly, Pogo We talk a lot about merger integration on this site, specifically addressing the role…nay, the RESPONSIBILITY of Human Resources to take the lead role in the assimilation of...

Stirring Up Staffing…(part 1)

If you want to spark up a real juicy conversation among HR types, ask the following question: “Is HR responsible for turnover?” Then stand back, admire your work, and enjoy the debate that follows. This subject is a sticky wicket – Human Resources rightfully own the...

America Has Talent (but I’m not sure where)

“Talent” is a subjective term – reference American Idol, The Voice, et al if you need proof of that. As hard as it may be to define what “talent” might be for your particular organization, but for all of its importance we are all pretty...