Featured on Blog Talk Radio with Maia Aziz: Putting the Human Back Into Human Resources

ReImagine Work

We talked about what it means to be human at work and create a pro-human workplace. What inspired my particular interest in Human (accent on the human) Resources? What do employees need to feel as though they are seen as whole humans in the workplace?

Featured on Workplace Wellness Radio on putting the human back into human resources

ReImagine Work

So fun being interviewed by Kathryn Kemp-Guylay, host of the Workplace Wellness Hour for KDPI FM on putting the human back into human resources. All Posts As Seen On What it Means to Treat People Humanly culture dignity human nature humans at work reverence

Don’t Leave Workplace Civility to Chance

Leading Blog

Chris is the author of the Amazon best seller The Culture Engine , the best seller Leading At A Higher Level with Ken Blanchard, and five other books. Human ResourcesW E'RE FACING a respect crisis. Civility and respect are not the norm in daily workplace interactions.

Featured Leading Voice: Mary Schaefer

Lead Change Blog

She specializes in manager/employee interactions with organizations employing engineers, scientists and IT professionals, helping managers/owners successfully coach employees to tap into their own initiative and resourcefulness to deliver results.

Thanks to Jobjet for featuring my TEDx talk among 21 other essential HR resources

ReImagine Work

21 Brilliant Training Resources to Turbo Charge Your HR Career – Justin Dennis, Jobjet. Thanks to Justin Dennis for including my TEDx talk (Putting the Human Back into Human Resources ) among resources like Daniel Pink’s books, in his article over at Jobjet.

Developing leaders | Deloitte University Press | Global Human Capital Trends 2015

Chart Your Course

Leadership is the engine that drives successful organizations. According to a recent Deloitte Global Human Capital Trends report: GLOBAL organizations today must navigate a “new world of work”—one that requires a dramatic change in strategies for leadership, talent, and human resources.

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. By the Lean definition, non-production activity, including IT, engineering, HR, accounting, and yes, senior management, can only provide value indirectly through their support of production. Human Resourcesby Jacob Stoller. Price is what you pay.

Want to Cut Complexity? Kill Your Darlings.

In the CEO Afterlife

Each engineer has a pet feature they’d like included in Samsung phones. To do that, Samsung’s leaders must sacrifice the egos of their engineers. There are plenty of generic strategic choices to drive a business forward.

Employee Retention Ideas

Chart Your Course

Cisco CEO John Chambers said, “A world-class engineer with five peers can out produce 200 regular engineers.” Employee Retention Employee Satisfaction Surveys Good Places to Work Human Resource Management employee retention ideas

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Featured on Paula Vail’s radio show, Why Am I So Happy? Topic: Pro-human workplace

ReImagine Work

Sometimes it feels like you are treated as an interchangeable part versus a human being. What would it be like to work in an organization that remembers you are human and in fact supports it? [link]. First 24 minutes). “No one wants to feel dispensable or replaceable at work.

The very good reason you need to deal with the underperformer

ReImagine Work

This is what I refer to as authentic human potential” (emphasis mine). All Posts How to be a More Empowered Manager Leadership human resources humans at work leadership performance

Leamington, Canada: The Little Town That Could

In the CEO Afterlife

Taking a lesson from the signature phrase in the illustrated children’s book, The Little Engine That Could , the Leamington community did not throw in the towel. Leamington, a little town in the province of Ontario is the tomato capital of Canada.

The New HR Analytics: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

The New HR Analytics: Predicting the Economic Value of Your Company’s Human Capital Investments Jac Fitz-enz AMACOM (2010) A brilliant explanation of “the first holistic, predictive management model and operating system for the HR function” Those who have read one or more of Jac Fitz-enz’s previously published books know that he possesses superior reasoning and [.].

Entrepreneurs: Do you have a People Strategist?


Siddharth is the author of How Many: A Human Number , an free ebook on designing customer centric HR interventions. Enter, the Human Capital Strategist! A Human Capital Strategist can provide just that. It refers to the underlying human processes at work.

Win the Race for Talent – Talent Management magazine

Chart Your Course

Internationally, in 2012 the World Economic Forum reported 10 million jobs were unfilled in the manufacturing sector alone.The world’s three largest workforces — the United States, India and China — all have chronic and growing talent shortages, particularly in science, technology, engineering and mathematics-related STEM occupations. Employee Engagement Human Resource Management Talent Management Win the Race for Talent. Edward E. Gordon - 5/10/13.

Top Tips for Breaking the Glass Ceiling

Women on Business

At least in regards to the graduate sector there could be a reasonable explanation; the fact that only one in five women graduate in the business and finance, sciences or engineering fields whereas the ratio for men is one in two. Human Resources Issues

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Eric Jacobson

He explained the power of saying “Nice Bike” to someone – the engine that is fueled with: acknowledging honoring connecting.with that person. Leadership Books Human Resources Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management General Management SkillsHave you said “Nice Bike” to someone today? Perhaps I was just in the mood for an uplifting, motivating and humorous presentation when I heard Emmy award winning author and speaker Mark Scharenbroich at a conference I attended last week.

They seemed so normal in the interview…

Survive Your Promotion

The final straw was when he called in sick to work on a day he was assigned as a key resource to a major project by emailing a picture (I swear I’m not making this up) of two chopsticks taped to his arm with duct tape, claiming his carpal tunnel was acting up and he couldn’t type!

Lessons in Leadership to Last a Lifetime

Leading Blog

Back then, the vast majority of Akamai’s 100 engineering staff had been recruited directly from MIT and other top universities. There’s no sense in denying, or ignoring, it: Human nature plays a role in everyday technical work.

HR Leaders Need Stronger Data Skills

Harvard Business Review

Finding ways to improve HR’s digital acumen and data skills can challenge even the most well-resourced companies. For example, HR can work with marketing for guidance on search engine optimization (SEO), a skill that can help HR improve its recruitment efforts.

Case Study: Can You Fix a Toxic Culture Without Firing People?

Harvard Business Review

Franklin was in the business of designing, engineering, and manufacturing climate control systems for cars and SUVs. Human resource management Motivating people Downsizing Digital ArticleIllustration by James Yang.

How to Attract the Best Talent by Using SEO

Lead Change Blog

Are you a tech-savvy human resource manager? You must have heard about search engine optimisation. The primary purpose of SEO is to increase your website visibility in search engines such as Google. Whenever your content is shared on social media, it helps improve your ranking in search engine results. However, you might have assumed that it isn’t relevant to you as a recruiter.

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Uber Is Finally Realizing HR Isn’t Just for Recruiting

Harvard Business Review

Susan Fowler, a former site reliability engineer at Uber, recently wrote about her “very, very strange year at Uber,” characterized by a pervasive culture of alleged sexual harassment. Employees and other constituents should expect HR to hold leaders accountable for fiduciary and strategic risks, just as a CFO would be expected to hold leaders accountable for a risky pattern of using corporate funds or resources. Human resource management Digital Article

Preview Thursday: No Ego by Cy Wakeman

Lead Change Blog

For the first time, I would be leading a team, which got me a free ticket to the Human Resources boot camp for managers. In fact, they drove their b g, moaning, and whining (BMWs) through the open door and parked with their engines idling, wasting fuel, and polluting the atmosphere.

Why My Company Serves Free Breakfast to All Employees

Harvard Business Review

This kind of collaboration means that there’s always two people available to help solve an engineering problem. Collaboration Motivating people Human resource management Digital ArticleEach morning from 8:30 to 9:05 AM at our company’s headquarters, in San Francisco, we serve free breakfast to every employee. And I’m not talking about stale muffins and dry bagels. Today I ate a sloppy joe, cheesy scrambled eggs, home fries, crispy bacon, and sausage links.

The Common Unique Paths to Becoming a Change Agent

Change Starts Here

Some people start in Human Resources, either in corporate or as an HR business partner. I started my own career as an industrial engineer, focused on manufacturing process efficiency.

Featured Instigator – Chris Edmonds

Lead Change Blog

Chris received his BA from Whittier College, a secondary teaching credential from California Lutheran College, and a Masters of Human Resources and Organizational Development from the University of San Francisco.

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What Separates Great HR Leaders from the Rest

Harvard Business Review

Only in HR, Engineering, and Safety do male senior leaders score higher than their female counterparts. Human resource management Leadership Article

The Big Disconnect in Your Talent Strategy and How to Fix It

Harvard Business Review

Procurement typically owns your “resource planning system” for contract workers. The analysis of this data provided resource visibility across their entire organization. Indeed, the best future HR and Procurement leaders may resemble a hybrid, like a “ Workforce Engineer ,” adept at both Operations Engineering and Strategic HR. Talent management Human resource management Managing organizations Digital ArticleMarion Barraud for HBR.

It???s Time to Retool HR, Not Split It

Harvard Business Review

Splitting HR is also dangerous and counterproductive, but proposing it also points to the truth by vividly showing the challenge and importance of making leaders more sophisticated about HR and talent (talent includes human-centered capabilities, engagement, motivation, values and organization design). Retooling HR makes organization leaders smarter by applying their existing sophistication about finance, engineering, operations and marketing to HR and talent decisions.

This Pharma Company Stays Innovative by Doing Two Things

Harvard Business Review

When one of us (Vivek) and his team launched Roivant Sciences in 2014 and began developing treatments for Alzheimer’s disease — they were determined to learn from the pharma industry’s innovation issues and build a more sustainable innovation engine. As a result, teams are perversely incentivized to protect and prolong dubious drug-development programs, diverting resources from more promising avenues of research.

The Danger of Wellness Programs: Don't Become the Next Penn State

Harvard Business Review

Penn State University''s wellness program has become every human resources director''s worst nightmare: national news. if only Penn State''s administration had had access to a search engine and a calculator. Health Human resources

Why Your Employees Should Be Playing With Lego Robots

Harvard Business Review

Instead of programming people to act like robots, why not teach them to become programmers, creative thinkers, architects, and engineers? Education Human resources Technology

How a Bathtub-Shaped Graph Helped a Company Avoid Disaster

Harvard Business Review

Caught up in administrative activities such as managing employee records and planning company picnics, human resources departments can too easily lose sight of their primary function: Making sure the organization has the needed human capital to implement its strategy.

Inequality Isn’t Just Due to Market Forces — It’s Caused by Decisions the Boss Makes, Too

Harvard Business Review

Firms varied in the extent to which frontline operators were responsible for programming these machines, versus engineers maintaining control. Labor Social responsibility Human resource management Digital ArticleIn 1980, Jim Baron, now a professor at the Yale School of Management, and William Bielby, now a professor at the University of Illinois, published a seminal article on firms and inequality.

5 Positions Companies Need To Navigate Digital Transformation

N2Growth Blog

Systems Engineer. DEADS: Data Engineer and Data Scientist. Machine Learning Engineer. These systems: learn at scale, understand with meaning, reason with purpose and interact with humans in natural ways, with the goal of improved customer experience.

It’s Time to View Leadership as a Profession

Great Leadership By Dan

sought to humanize medicine and was portrayed by Robin Williams in a 1998. engineers, pilots, sales managers, marketers, teachers, and bankers. For example, in the human resources. Society for Human Resource Managers have established standards and certification.

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We Can’t Always Control What Makes Us Successful

Harvard Business Review

It’s now done by economists, data engineers, IT operatives, and anyone who has access to the data. Human resources Information & technology Talent management

Getting Naps Ahead of the Competition

Harvard Business Review

At the beginning, our reporters, editors, and engineers were reluctant to use them, afraid that people might think they were shirking their duties. Health Human resources Managing people

The Olympics' Greatest Feat: An Unpaid, Highly Engaged Workforce

Harvard Business Review

Of course, we sometimes see such passion in the business world, in the wild enthusiasms of R&D professionals in innovative engineering and pharmaceutical companies. The "authentic organizations" we've found in our research are set apart by these small markers of humanity—and we're finding that they outperform their competitors in the marketplace. Human resources Morale MotivationThey are all over the Games. They greet you at the airport.

The Unintended Consequences of Diversity Statements

Harvard Business Review

dropping “Black” when listing membership in the “Black Engineering Students’ Association”). We need innovations in recruitment to disrupt the bias that exists in human brains. Humans have limited cognitive capacity and naturally rely on shortcuts, so why not only provide the information relevant to the hiring decision? Race Hiring Human resource management Digital Article

Is Hyperfocus Leading You to Poor Choices?


The board and CEO of his company were so hyperfocused on keeping inventory low for the sake of efficiency that they didn’t have enough engines available for all their private jets. Human resource managers might not see and fully appreciate these savings, but our clients do.

Should a Woman Act More Like a Man to Succeed at Work?

Great Leadership By Dan

The research shows that men are 16 percent more inquisitive than women, possibly due to their tendency to gravitate towards STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) careers that reinforce inquiry.