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. I liked helping them get past that so they could feel confident and productive. You keep using that word.

The Surprising Benefits of Human Resources Outsourcing

HR Digest

The role of Human Resources Managers in any business/organization is quite visible. However, some organizations opt not to create a grand Human Resources department due to funds; they rather choose to hire an employee to handle the HR work on a part-time basis. Human resources outsourcing can actually be one of the best decisions an organization can make. In whichever way, the benefits of human resources outsourcing could be enormous.

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Human Resources in the Post Deming Era

Deming Institute

When I had a leadership position with a team I had us have the whole team sit in the interviews with potential candidates (the team members were all early in their careers and in this and other ways I tried to help them learn and develop their skills).

Carnival of Human Resources at HR Observations!

Sales Wolf Blog

SHRM - Society for Human Resource Managment Indispensible for the HR Professional! Podcasts With John Miller » May 13, 2010 Carnival of Human Resources at HR Observations!

Human Resources in the Post Deming Era

Deming Institute

When I had a leadership position with a team I had us have the whole team sit in the interviews with potential candidates (the team members were all early in their careers and in this and other ways I tried to help them learn and develop their skills).

Carnival of Human Resources at the Talent Junction Blog!

Sales Wolf Blog

SHRM - Society for Human Resource Managment Indispensible for the HR Professional!

Developing Emotional Intelligence for Success

Chart Your Course

Emotional intelligence is the ability to sense, understand and effectively apply emotions to be more collaborative and productive with others. –Activities tailored to help develop and grow the five key factors of EQ.

Hiring Tips That Will Increase Productivity in Your Business

Chart Your Course

Making some simple changes like those mentioned below, to this area of your company, will make all the difference and ensure that your business is a much more efficient, productive place to work in. Once the person is hired, then the report can be further used as a development plan.

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Employee Engagement 101: Ask the Holy Question

Leading Blog

Increasing shareholder value, company market share, or worker productivity just doesn’t jazz the average worker. Create ten new business uses for this product by next week.”. Human Resources

Developing Leaders to Drive Business Results

Coaching Tip

The chief human resources officer must take the lead in developing leadership programs, processes, and events to ensure that leaders are ready and effective. Develop action plans. Run productive meetings. Develop Leadership Skills: A Mobile Reference Guide.

Ending Frustration At Work

Women on Business

Career Development Human Resources Issues Job Satisfaction Management Personal Development Productivity We''ve Moved! Update your Reader Now.

Three Strategies to Encourage Good Mental Health in the Workplace

Leading Blog

L ET’S FACE IT: emotions are an inescapable element of the human experience. At its core, mental health is “the emotional resilience which allows us to enjoy life, create friendships and be productive at our jobs.” Human Resources

How to Motivate Your Team & Why Your Employee Perk Won’t Work

Lead Change Blog

The company is employee owned, practices environmental sustainability, and makes a good product. On their first anniversary with the company they receive a custom fat-tire bike, a symbol of the founder’s inspiring bike trip through Belgium and their flagship product. Productivity?

Talent Wins: The New Playbook for Putting People First

Leading Blog

This is a group that consists of the CEO, the CFO, and the CHRO (Chief Human Resources Officer). Of course, for most organizations, this means greatly expanding the role of human resources. Human Resources

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8 Principles for Building a High-Performance Culture

Leading Blog

When McCord began her career in Human Resources at Netflix, she began working with Reed Hastings to identify the behaviors that they wanted to see become consistent practices and worked to instill the discipline of actually doing them. Human Resources

Don’t Leave Workplace Civility to Chance

Leading Blog

I work with senior leaders of organizations of all sizes and industries to help them create purposeful, positive, productive work cultures. Human ResourcesW E'RE FACING a respect crisis. Civility and respect are not the norm in daily workplace interactions.

8 Key Steps on How to Become the Best Possible New Boss

Chart Your Course

It’s about putting the “human” in human resources. Be pro “plan it” Having an action plan that delineates objectives, strategies, tools and resources for your team members will contribute strongly to your success as a new manager.

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

Lead Change Blog

The following is an excerpt from Chapter 2 of Developing a Positive Culture Where People and Performance Thrive . It “broadens people’s thought-action repertoires and builds their enduring personal resources” (Frederickson, 2003).

A Lean Look at Value

Leading Blog

Desperate to make the most of scarce resources, they began a relentless campaign to eradicate any expenses or activities that didn’t contribute directly to the value that customers would willingly to pay for. This applies in any industry, whether the workpiece is a manufactured product, a meal in preparation, or an insurance claim under review. This approach has profound implications for employees who don’t make products or interact with customers. Human Resources

4 Virtual Team Building Ideas for Remote Teams

Chart Your Course

Team building is essential for a productive, thriving and trustworthy environment. Since the advent of Facebook and Twitter, more and more relationships develop through social media. Communication Articles Human Resource Management Job Satisfaction Team Building

What Connects Coca-Cola, Lego, In-N-Out, Intuit, and Nike? Focus.

In the CEO Afterlife

This can mean expanding product lines, entering new markets and geographies, line extending brands, acquiring new businesses, creating projects, and adding layers of management to manage the self-created complexity. Complexity has many definitions; excessive complication is the simplest.

The Rainmaker Fab Five Blog Picks of the Week

Sales Wolf Blog

I like to start off each week by featuring five posts from the HR, talent management, and leadership development blogosphere that I found to be particularly good reading. Blog Shoutouts Business Management Credibility HR Human Resources Ideas Integrity Leadership Leadership Development Management Productivity Professional Development Professional Improvement Seth Godin Talent Management

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7 Principles of Leadership Development: Strategy for Leadership Development

Mike Cardus

An earlier post listed the 7 Principles of Leadership Development in no specific order of importance : Necessary Skilled-Knowledge. Strategy for Leadership Development. Strategy for Leadership Development. How is the leadership-development strategy being evaluated?

Rookie Talent: Avoiding a Kodak Moment

Leading Blog

The largest, best-educated generation in history has become an under-utilized resource, vastly unprepared to move into positions of responsibility and leadership. The lack of skill development and leadership development among Generation Y affects every generation. They will seek out companies providing opportunities to learn new skills, develop new products, and even try new jobs. Human Resources

Leadership Development is Shortsighted

Coaching Tip

Frontline leaders aren’t meeting new job challenges and their organizations aren’t preparing them to succeed according to a new global survey of nearly 300 human resource executives. . Development is Shortsighted.

Emotional Intelligence Training to Position Yourself for Personal & Organizational Success

Chart Your Course

Developing Emotional Intelligence to Position Yourself for Personal, Team, and Organizational Success. Emotional Intelligence (EI) competencies are at the heart of effective workplace relationships and productivity. Resources.

Want to Cut Complexity? Kill Your Darlings.

In the CEO Afterlife

To rise from the ashes, our young management team made several tough sacrifices to transform a multi-product, multi-brand operation from generalist to specialist. Seemingly, continually adding features throughout the development chain is the Samsung culture.

Cutting Costs/Curtailing Services Can Produce Crappy Customer Service

Chart Your Course

When a business shortchanges their labor or quality – its products, services, or level of customer service can suffer. When surveyed customers preferred a quality service or product over faster turnaround time or even a better price. business development

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Start Your New Hires Off Successfully | Onboarding

Chart Your Course

According to research done by Human Capital Institute, 70% of new hires decide to stay or leave a company within the first six months. New hires take time to become a productive part of the team.

Bullied by a Monopoly

In the CEO Afterlife

The quality of the product was outstanding. But due to other interests and priorities in my life, I didn’t work at developing this business, so it became a hobby. During that time, a company known as GS1 was formed under the auspices of regulating product bar codes.

The June 2010 Leadership Development Carnival

Sales Wolf Blog

SHRM - Society for Human Resource Managment Indispensible for the HR Professional! Gilda thinks that public speaking is an essential success skill for leadership development yet many aspiring leaders still struggle with it.

Online Behavior Assessments and the Science Supporting Them

Chart Your Course

Learn More Competencies Measuring 23 research-based personal skills directly related to the business environment, Competencies are defined on three levels: well developed, developed, moderately developed, needs development.

How to Deliver a Leadership Event that Sticks

Nathan Magnuson

I’ve also noted how easily many business operators are impressed with the leadership development support that comes their way. Lack of executive support is a big reason why leadership development initiatives fail.

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50 Shades of Decay

In the CEO Afterlife

Employee development is on the backburner. New products are “me-to” brand line extensions. Product discounting is chronic. “Sure, they’ve got better products, a better sales force, and more efficient production.

5 Practices to Safely Manage Your Personal & Professional Social Media

Chart Your Course

It’s great to promote your company—products, services, initiatives and successes—but sometimes oversharing can have negative effects. If your connections have too much exposure to content about your company, they may develop a subconscious negative perception about it. Human Resource Management social media use of social mediaOur relationship with social media can be love/hate.

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Stay Focused During Meetings: Best Practices to Incorporate

Chart Your Course

This does not mean that the staff should tune out but it does give the multi-focused extra resources to stay attentive. It may seem very philosophic but in practice the attentive Satsang meeting goer is developing a team that can assist in accomplishing daily goals.

Boost Your Business by Offering These (Affordable) Employee Perks

Chart Your Course

Employee Motivation Tips Studies have shown that happy employees are more productive than unhappy employees. Yoga helps its practitioners to manage stress, develop coping skills and to improve their overall mental well-being.

Strategy for Non-Strategic Leaders

In the CEO Afterlife

No matter what a company’s product or service, this is not a business anomaly. No matter how often you preach the value of narrowing market scope or reducing the product line or the number of stock-keeping units, they remain unconvinced.

Four Steps to Improve Poor Performance

Chart Your Course

For fellow employees these individuals are a sore thumb, a drag on productivity and a punch to overall morale. That’s basically a full day a week that could have been spent being productive. Underperforming employees are not hard to find.

Employee Turnover – The Hidden Cost

Chart Your Course

You have to understand your customer so you can provide a product people want. However, have you considered an often untapped source of new productivity and savings : Employee Retention. Employee retention is important because employee turnover costs time, money and productivity. Furthermore, if you factor in the loss of productivity and the cost of training new hires, that number jumps to as high as 200 percent of an employee’s annual salary.

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Everyone needs a Jerry

Surviving Leadership

And many days, most people really liked their job – awesome people to work with, cool projects, access to leadership, super fast career development. Early in my HR career, I worked for a large Fortune 200 organization that sold pay TV.

Futren’s Strategies for Employee Retention

Chart Your Course

They ride the ups and downs of the economy more closely than the healthcare, government, or high-tech sectors, and average two to three times the rate of employee turnover, according to 2012 numbers from the Society for Human Resource Management.

The Rainmaker 'Fab Five' Blog Picks of the Week

Sales Wolf Blog

Wow, it was sure a great week for reading HR, talent management, and leadership development blogs! Mary Ann Downey, Institute for Corporate Productivity: Three Steps to Help Managers Give a Damn About HR Metrics- There is little doubting the fact that HR professionals have made great strides in recent years. With all the great posts hitting the wires this past week it was especially hard to narrow it down to just five to share.

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