It’s called human resources for a reason

ReImagine Work

It was a great day when the personnel department changed the name on the door to human resources. Why I became an advocate of human beings at work. Projects could be more successful and deliver more quickly if we treated people like human beings. These realizations settled in, and having recently survived my first downsizing in IT, I chose to pursue a career in human resources. Manage those human resources in a way they can engage.

Human Resource (HR) Manager Challenges

Coaching Tip

By guest author Jay Weiss of JGI Consultants. In order to recruit and retain talented candidates, Human Resources management must match the process to the type and level of employee they are hiring – one size does not necessarily fit all. Creating a proper work-life balance that fits the individual and the organization will make for a happier, more engaged employee environment that can also be more cost effective.


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Seven Key Thoughts About Managing Human Resources


Home Go to Guest Posts Disclaimer Seven Key Thoughts About Managing Human Resources Here are SEVEN most prominent thoughts that stuck me this week about managing “humanresources. These thoughts can be useful if you are a business owner, a human resources professional, a project manager or a leader at any level in an organization: ‘Human Resources’ are more ‘human’ and less ‘resources’. They are humans!

Building Company Culture: Alignment Leadership

Leading Blog

We’ll discuss it here but I can definitively tell you this: Without a strong company culture, you can’t create a fulfilling environment for your employees. Culture cannot be developed by simply creating environments where people congregate together. His business, Alignment Leadership Consulting, exists to teach leaders how they can boldly pursue a workplace culture that prioritizes employee fulfillment. Human Resources

Cultivate Evergreen Talent in Your Workforce

Skip Prichard

In Evergreen Talent , Roberta Matuson, CEO of Matuson Consulting, shares strategies for attracting and keeping talent in a sustainable, long-term way. . You have to adjust your culture to the changing environment, or you may soon find yourself working solo.

Six Resolutions for a Winning Corporate Culture

Chart Your Course

The start of a new year is a great time for companies to assess their corporate environment. Sincere leaders who are transparent about their decisions, upbeat but honest about the company’s future, and show a genuine interest in their workers create an environment that fosters loyalty, creativity and productivity. Consider bringing in a consultant to add a fresh perspective. Consider it your corporate culture resolutions list.

Are You Managing Human Capital or Leading People?

The Practical Leader

Is your organization staffed by human capital? ” Phrases like “head count,” “human capital,” and “my people,” dehumanize and objectify. We could push this further and make the same argument for “human resources.” This year’s survey by Deloitte (with the badly chosen title of Human Capital Trends) concludes that organizations need to reinvent themselves with a human focus.

How to Conduct a Behavioral Interview

Chart Your Course

Employers such as AT&T and Accenture (formerly Andersen Consulting) have been using behavioral interviewing for 15 years, and because increasing numbers of employers are using behavior-based methods to screen job candidates, understanding how to excel in this interview environment is becoming a crucial job-hunting skill. Additonal resources: How to Interview and Hire Top People Each and Every Time. By Jennifer C. Zamecki.

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How To Hire Greatness

Eric Jacobson

Golden Boy" - Discount references from people who have worked indirectly or consulted for a candidate but didn't directly work for or with them. Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Hiring Hiring Greatness Human Resources Leadership Leadership Books

How to Thrive Against Giants

In the CEO Afterlife

The very best strategies aren’t generated by outside strategic planning consultants who bill thousands of dollars a day. In America, several specialist retailers who limit their product scope continue to thrive in an environment dominated by 5,000 Wal-Mart stores. . Qualitative cultures are about the creativity, the ingenuity, and the innovation created by the human resource, not the financial resource.

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9 Reasons Your Leadership Development Program is Failing

Nathan Magnuson

What is changing in the environment? Nathan Magnuson is a leadership consultant, coach, trainer and thought leader. Human Resources Organizational Effectiveness LDP leadership development programA recent Bersin study reported that U.S. companies invest over $2,000 in leadership development initiatives per company leader. That’s great news. But is it worth the investment?

Possibility Maximizer: Buck Consultants Knowledge Resources

Sales Wolf Blog

Department of Labor, your human resources community for knowledge, expertise and resources IQPC Worldwide - Business conferences, events, workshops, seminars & masterclasses IQPC Personal Accountability - a CORE Foundation for Customer Experience Creation Without QBQ Personal Accountability, no organizations culture will flourish, no Customer Experience will be maximized. SHRM - Society for Human Resource Managment Indispensible for the HR Professional!

Retaining and Developing Talent that Represents the Future

Women on Business

Jill is an African American woman with ten years of experience in consulting. She has come to the conclusion that the energy she is pouring into trying to fit into the organization could be better applied to her work if she was in a more inclusive environment. Human beings are drawn to individuals who remind us of ourselves, those we can identify with. She is certified and versatile in the areas of practice in which she might contribute now and in the future.

Even “bad” cultures get some things right

Surviving Leadership

” McCord has gone on to become an in-demand consultant, helping organizations with their cultures and growth. This was a helpful realization – it reminded me that even in the most challenging of environments, you can identify positive elements to take with you. . It was a great way to talk to employees in their own environment, and to give them a chance to brag about their jobs…and share their concerns about corporate.

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Why HR and the CEO Should Be Joined at the Hip


My regret is that I did not free up my other hip for Human Resources, a group of eager young managers at the rear of the functional pecking order. This is especially important in “revolving door” environments where multi-nationals make a habit of inserting up-and-comers into general management roles in foreign countries and smaller business units. John Bell is a strategy consultant and former CEO of Jacobs Suchard (Kraft, Nabob). Leadership bell human resources

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Human Feedback is the Greatest Path to Efficiency

Strategy Driven

This is so not the way information flows between human beings in the workplace. Because almost no one does it well or frequently, leaders themselves aren’t accustomed to a healthy feedback environment in which everyone gives and receives helpful feedback. Calm, rational thinking becomes impossible because our brain cells have received the signal to divert all resources and our ability to run fast or fight hard. You have now started spinning human feedback loops.

2018 Workforce Forecast | Herman Group

eSchool News

For years, many employers have given lip service to the “employee experience”, while continuing to provide an environment that does not support employees doing their best work. In fact, according to the global staffing agency Ranstad, “many workers are seeking project or consultant-based work, with as much as 61 percent of the workforce choosing agile* careers by 2019” Greater use of Big Data in HR. Human Resource Management

Author Branham On Trust, Exit Interviews And Why Employees Leave

Eric Jacobson

Build an environment of mutual trust and confidence. The consulting and survey firms, Towers Watson and Kenexa came to the same conclusion as Mark Hirschfeld and I did in our book, Re-Engage , based on our analysis of 2.1 Leigh Branham Management Leadership Books Leadership Human Resources Exit Interviews Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Employee Surveys General Management Skills

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This Pharma Company Stays Innovative by Doing Two Things

Harvard Business

As a result, teams are perversely incentivized to protect and prolong dubious drug-development programs, diverting resources from more promising avenues of research. ” Meanwhile, the company recruited non-scientist talent from finance, consulting, tech, academia, and political campaigns and inserted them into drug-development roles. At the same time, action on employee feedback has helped create a more sustainable environment and a more collaborative culture.

A Different Kind of Rowe

Survive Your Promotion

Tips for New Managers on Navigating the Transition from Individual Contributor to Team Leader Skip to content Home About the Book About Katy Recommended Reading ← Row Row ROWE Your Team As Promised – Very Long Post on Managing Remote Teams → A Different Kind of Rowe Posted on March 30, 2010 by Katy Yesterday I talked about the ROWE as in Results Only Work Environment, and today I had every intention of posting a long article on managing a remote team.

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Why Acquiring Background Checks – and Waiting for the Result – is Imperative for Helping Keep your Workplace Safe

Strategy Driven

The very first step employers should take in providing a safe work environment is to screen all possible new hires through a quality background check. To buy into the INSTANT or “FAST FOOD” variety of background checks will not create a safe environment that every employer and employee needs and desires. Besides being an awkward situation, it puts the work environment of other employees in a compromised position rather than one of safety.

What Do Millennials Really Want at Work?

Harvard Business

The fascination with Millennials has given rise to a new consulting industry. Hundreds of firms, speakers, authors and individual experts are vying for a share of the “Millennials are Different” segment of the $150 billion-a-year global HR consulting market. There’s even a consultancy that specializes in helping other consultants hone their message to tap into this lucrative market.


Survive Your Promotion

In today’s working environment, employees tend to take a mercenary approach to their employment. Survive Your Promotion! Tips for New Managers on Navigating the Transition from Individual Contributor to Team Leader Skip to content Home About the Book About Katy Recommended Reading ← Prioritization Using the Eisenhower Method FREE Goal Planning Toolkit!

The Importance of Being Purposeful | You're Not the Boss of Me

You're Not the Boss of Me

Exploring Shared Leadership → March 23, 2010 · 5:37 pm ↓ Jump to Comments The Importance of Being Purposeful When I first came to Vancouver to take up my new role as a Human Resources Consultant with a major bank, my boss and I agreed that I should go on a road trip and meet with as many corporate banking employees as possible. He grew up in a very chaotic environment and had to fend for himself at a young age.

How HR and Judges Made It Almost Impossible for Victims of Sexual Harassment to Win in Court

Harvard Business

My book Working Law — based on surveys of organizations, interviews with HR professionals, and content analyses of both human resources journals and federal court opinions — shows that sexual harassment policies and procedures can comfortably coexist in organizational cultures where women are regularly subjected to demeaning commentary, unwanted physical contact, and even threats or sexual assault. Roland Birke/Getty Images.

Row Row ROWE Your Team

Survive Your Promotion

Tips for New Managers on Navigating the Transition from Individual Contributor to Team Leader Skip to content Home About the Book About Katy Recommended Reading ← Finding Your Confidence A Different Kind of Rowe → Row Row ROWE Your Team Posted on March 29, 2010 by Katy In 2007 Best Buy implemented a Results Only Work Environment or ROWE. Survive Your Promotion!

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An Unconventional Way to Safeguard Employee Motivation

Lead Change Blog

Create an environment that inspires motivation and engagement through empathy. As a coach, trainer and consultant, Mary Schaefer''s expertise is in helping managers and employees conquer their dread about difficult conversations, to go into them feeling equipped and confident. Personally and professionally, Mary''s mission is to create work cultures where organizations and human beings can both thrive.

50 Shades of Decay

In the CEO Afterlife

Frenzied work environment, but nothing gets done. Abundance of consultants. Human Resources Leadership Strategy Uncategorized Business CEO Crisis Management Culture In the CEO Afterlife Innovation John Richard Bell Life VisionNow that I have your attention, the decay I am actually referring to is the 50 warning signs of corporate decay. Watch out for them in your organization. If you spot four or five, work on resolving them, now.

Know Your History, Purpose and Direction


CoachStation provides consulting and business advisory, coaching / mentoring and human resource related offerings. Although it may have taken a different form, I believe that coaching and consulting was always the ‘end game’ and I would have still have ended up here. Being exposed to the business environment helped to drive me and you only have to speak to most employees to know that there is genuine opportunity to develop more effective leaders in most industries.

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Top Careers for HR Professionals to Pursue

HR Digest

Are you seeking career growth in human resources? If you want to follow a career in human resources, there are many options open to you. HR Consultant. This role is similar to what a management consultant does for a company. Human Resources IT Specialist.

Gauging an Employee’s Emotional Well-Being in a Virtual World: Warning Signs and Ways to Help

Great Leadership By Dan

The impact of COVID-19 has altered the very nature of every human interaction. In the work environment, Zoom sessions have replaced conference room meetings, and email exchanges have replaced in-person interactions. The office environment has changed.

The Big Picture of Business – Business Success Checklist

Strategy Driven

An inefficient operation results in unproductive activities which often miss the point and worse yet, result in wasted time and wasted resources. Utilization of industry consultants or technical specialists. Human Resources program is active, professional and responsive to the organization. Consultant plan is annually updated, with realistic, measurable goals. Please consider the environment before and after printing this article.

Preview Thursday: Developing a Positive Culture Where People and Performance Thrive

Lead Change Blog

It “broadens people’s thought-action repertoires and builds their enduring personal resources” (Frederickson, 2003). The amygdala in our brains continuously scans the environment for potential dangers, like a smoke detector.” I’ve experienced this as a consultant when I felt depleted after a session with a discouraged executive team of a division suffering under their headquarters abroad. I am an author, and culture & change consultant.

Collaborating Well in Large Global Teams

Harvard Business Review

This critical cognitive short-cut helps us to simplify our ever more complex environment. Equip the team with the right resources. The more you and your distant teammates know about each other’s environment, the better you will be able to make sense of one another’s behavior. Not name, rank, and serial number, but elements of their environment that are most likely to affect their ability to collaborate effectively.

6 Defining Values of a Leadership Culture

N2Growth Blog

Twelve years after launching culture change consulting services, I am finally sitting down to write about six defining values of a leadership culture. Like all good consultants, I said, “probably, let me do a little research and get back to you.” Before starting Walton Consulting, Inc. in 2001, I worked for a boutique strategy consulting firm out of Princeton, NJ that developed and delivered high-cost elaborate strategic plans.

The Great Leadership Development Disrupter: Leadership Rotation

Great Leadership By Dan

For 30 years, I worked in the same function within the organization – Human Resources, later renamed Talent. All leaders on any team should be applying these skills, but doing so in a new environment with new team members accelerates leadership development.

Preview Thursday: Up is Not the Only Way by Beverly Kaye, Lindy Williams, and Lynn Cowart

Lead Change Blog

The environment is more global, more multi-generational, more dispersed, diverse and complex than ever. Lindy Williams , designer and senior consultant with CSI, held roles in operations and human resources before stepping out of the corporate world to work on designing and implementing award-winning development processes.

The Big Picture of Business – Diversity is Important for Business

Strategy Driven

Diversity is about so much more than human resources issues. Please consider the environment before and after printing this article. This year is the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. I was on the committee that wrote that legislation. Diversity is most important for business, the economy and quality of life. I have conducted many diversity audits of companies.

The Big Picture of Business: Been There, Done That

Strategy Driven

How to Pick the Right Consultants for Your Company. Selecting the most appropriate consultant for your company and optimizing their expertise is the greatest challenge facing a decision maker. None of the limbs and twigs on each branch (staff-consultants) provide all nourishment required to breed a healthy tree (company). These keep the branches, limbs and twigs (divisions, consultants and vendors) on a growth curve. Consultants Are Not All Alike.

The Big Picture of Business – Quality is Important for Business: Real Quality vs. Arbitrary Metrics

Strategy Driven

The human relations component is strong, but quality programs are substantially communications-driven. This is not something that can be conducted alone by internal human resources departments. Please consider the environment before and after printing this article. There’s this thing that websites do. They use the term ‘metrics’ out of context. Their metrics are arbitrary, and they jerk the chains of sellers with figures that are unsubstantiated.

The Big Picture of Business – Biggest Excuses They Use… and You Should Avoid: Rationales and Reasons Why Businesses Fail

Strategy Driven

Blaming problems upon others: Our consultant told us to do it. Our human resources department takes care of that. Abilities to think, reason, take risks and feel gut human instincts must all be nurtured. Please consider the environment before and after printing this article. Some people and organizations go to great extremes to place spins, rationalize or save face. Often, sweeping generalizations involve making far-fetched excuses or scapegoating someone else.

How to Select the Right Freelancer for the Work

Harvard Business Review

But the selection of external talent—project-based consultants, technical advisors, and gigsters—is often challenging. As many have commented , top consultants and gigsters have many options and are primarily drawn to opportunities that are meaningful and challenging, and where the organization and its leadership provides a productive and respectful environment for external talent. Talent management Hiring Human resource management Article

What Really is The Big Picture of Business

Strategy Driven

None of the limbs and twigs on each branch (staff-consultants) provide all nourishment required to breed a healthy tree (company). These keep the branches, limbs and twigs (divisions, consultants and vendors) on a growth curve. If one believes vendors and niche consultants, the Big Picture is what their specialty is. It may be: human resources, organizational development, training, technology, sales, marketing, advertising, public relations, coaching or financial management.