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!

Win the Heart: The Four Cornerstones You Need to Build Engagement

Leading Blog

Traveling to Selma, Alabama, Florence, Italy, Pella, Greece, Green Bay, Wisconsin, and finally, West Texas to complete the picture, they discover the four cornerstones of engagement. Human ResourcesE NGAGEMENT HAS BECOME the Holy Grail of business—highly desired but hard to get.

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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. As an international speaker, mental health expert and author, I have been fortunate to travel around the globe throughout my career meeting with hundreds of business owners and entrepreneurs about mental wellness.

The Biased Manager

Lead Change Blog

It is human nature to categorize people. Here are a few examples: She’s available for travel. Workplace Issues diversity equality HR Human Resources Leadership managing people people management racism Do you think you are open-minded, unbiased, and free of racism?

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.

Why Leaders Believe that Tomorrow is a Better Place

In the CEO Afterlife

Or could it be something more, something about the human spirit that has us looking ahead to a better future for ourselves, our families, and every living thing on the planet. Travelling back and forth the nine inches between the head and the heart is the tough part.

Top 25 Companies for Pay and Perks (USA Today)

Chart Your Course

2 on the list, is the only retailer to make the chart, along with one company each from the insurance, transportation, energy and travel industries. Case Studies/White Papers Finding top talent Hiring Human Resource Management The top 25 companies for pay and perks.

Vulnerability is…

Surviving Leadership

Traveling to an unfamiliar place. Uncategorized #HRBlogs authenticity Corporate culture human resources leadership personal development self-awareness vulnerabilityThere has been a lot of talk around vulnerability lately. I blame Brené Brown.

4 Ways to Increase Retention and Employee Engagement

Chart Your Course

It also shows employees that they’re trusted with corporate communications and that they’re accountable for their work while traveling on business trips. Employee Retention and Engagement.

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Engaging Exceptional Talent


An artist is an artist, but may also be a father or mother, a student, a traveller, a lover, a questioner, or anything that any other human might be. Tim Vanderpyl is a Certified Human Resource Professional (CHRP) with Canada’s largest catholic healthcare organization. Leadership hr human resources talent management vanderpylThis post is an excerpt from my forthcoming book, “The Art of HR”.

Are They Contractors or Staff?

Women on Business

Who pays travel expenses? Books for Businesswomen business development Businesswomen Bloggers Communications decision-making Female Entrepreneurs Female Executives female executives Finance Human Resources Issues International Business Leadership Legal and Compliance Issues Management Strategy Women Business Owners Women On Business Women On Business News Workplace Issues

No Toby’s Allowed – SLR Article


Featured human resources vanderpylFor the past few months, some of us at LeaderLab have been involved in a small side project: launching a new scholarly journal. Today the first issue of Strategic Leadership Review has been released.

Life and leadership lessons from Frank Oz

Surviving Leadership

Cherish your elders and those who paved the way: Oz often thinks about the older folks he sees in his travels and encourages us to learn from them. Authenticity Executive Presence authenticity emotional intelligence HR Blogs human resources leadership reflection self-awarenessWhen I was a kid, The Muppet Show was constantly on.

Performance Reviews & Performance Appraisals are already gamified #hrblog

Rapid BI

Even traveling to New York to learn from one of the biggest names in the industry, […]. Human Resources & Talent appraisal gamification Management performance reviewDo you have performance reviews or appraisals of any kind? Do they have a score or rank included in them? then rad on! Readers of this blog will know that I have been interested in gamification for some time.

Possibility Maximizer: Rainmaker Group Resources

Sales Wolf Blog

SHRM - Society for Human Resource Managment Indispensible for the HR Professional!  As such I thought I would try something a little different and point you to some resources that my company has assembled in recent years.

Navigate Your Path to Success

Women on Business

Gretchen Glasscock said: Navigate Your Path to Success: I have always traveled quite a bit for business, and before every trip I would d… [link] [.]

Research: Hiring Managers Are Biased Against People with Longer Commutes

Harvard Business Review

Likewise, frequently changing work schedules may disrupt precarious travel arrangements for otherwise productive workers. Hiring Human resource management Digital Articleshanghaiface/Getty Images.

Write a Resumé that Travels Across Countries and Cultures

Harvard Business Review

But although it is true that all markets have certain nuances, the central purpose of your resume — to "sell" you and your skills to the role in question — does not change as it travels across cultures. Human Resources : Did you complete any coaching or mentoring of staff members? If you're applying for jobs outside your native country, you need to re-examine much of what you know about putting together a resume. How many pages should it be? What format is best?

Underpaid (Live)

Harvard Business Review

Focus on the value of the entire deal: responsibilities, location, travel, flexibility in work hours, opportunities for growth and promotion, perks, support for continued education, and so forth. ” Compensation Human resource management Negotiations AudioDo you deserve a higher salary? In this episode of HBR’s advice podcast, Dear HBR: , cohosts Alison Beard and Dan McGinn answer your questions in a live taping with an audience of compensation experts.

4 Ways to a Better Bottom Line

Lead Change Blog

Personnel in human resources, public relations, and corporate communications support those executive leaders. When you travel, read global news and books, or watch international films, tell your friends, families and co-workers about it. The face of business has changed.

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The Challenges of Hiring Foreign Workers in Your Business

Lead Change Blog

Human resource managers say that it is the greatest problem that foreign workers deal with once they have relocated to a new country. However, human resource staff can’t inspect or reject these documents to avoid discrimination charges. Lack of Human Contact During the Recruitment Process. Most companies recruit foreign workers online, which eliminates a crucial part of the hiring process, which is human contact.

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

Harvard Business Review

In many ways, the current state of court decisions begins in a familiar place: human resources departments. As shown below, judicial deference to symbolic structures increased steadily over time, beginning in the lower courts and traveling up the judicial hierarchy.

How Some Companies Are Making Child Care Less Stressful for Their Employees

Harvard Business Review

Dina Bakst, founder of New York–based A Better Balance , is an advocate of making schedules predictable and avoiding telling employees at the last minute that they need to stay late, come in early, or travel on short notice. Sometimes, work travel produces the need for more or different coverage. Human resource management Digital ArticlePhoto by Mike Wilson. The cost of child care in the United States is high. This is not news.

How Luxury Brands Can Motivate Service Employees

Harvard Business Review

No matter how high your standards, perfection is beyond human reach. A hotel in San Francisco where I worked previously lost a 5-star travel rating after an inspector gave us a poor grade for front-of hotel experience. Human resource management Customers Hospitality Article

What the U.S. Military Can Teach Companies About Supporting Employees’ Families

Harvard Business Review

But many other recent approaches are within reach of all organizations, regardless of focus or resources, and are workable for both supportive frontline managers and individual mothers and fathers. People in careers that demand extended travel and prolonged periods of intense work naturally want to shut off in between projects. Advertise and destigmatize the resources your organization offers. Work-life balance Human resource management Managing people Digital Article

054: Humility and Leadership: How to Teach Confident Humility | with Karin Hurt

Engaging Leader

Karin has a diverse background of leadership experience in sales, customer service, human resources, merger integration, training and leadership development. She''s a yogi that loves to run, sing, hike, and travel -- and much to Jesse’s excitement -- she is a fellow triathlete.

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Balancing Parenting and Work Stress: A Guide

Harvard Business Review

Although it’s a go-to resource, the working-parent grapevine doesn’t always provide the most useful or can-do support. Over the past decade of leading human capital, diversity, and retention efforts in several demanding U.S.-based It’s as applicable for fathers as for mothers, whatever the family configuration, and regardless of roles or resources. Managing yourself Managing people Human resource management Digital Article

Leadership: A Global Perspective

N2Growth Blog

When you sit down with people who have a passion for human talent ( whether it is developing it, advising, or placing the right person into the job ), you gain a perspective into what matters when it comes to making business more efficient and relevant in today’s context.

Thoughts That Make You Go Hmmm on…Hacking Our Pessimistic Neuro Programing

The Practical Leader

“The challenges facing the human family right now are big and scary and there’s no guarantee we will overcome them. “The foretellers of ruin have consistently been wrong, whereas the advocates of human resourcefulness have nearly always been right.

How Do I Get My Team to Trust Me? (Story and Video)

Let's Grow Leaders

I had just been promoted to my first executive job in human resources at Verizon. Yes she’s high-potential, but with all this personal stuff on her plate…” “I’m not sure she’ll be able to manage the travel of this high-profile role as a single mom.”

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Should You Share a Room on a Business Trip?

Harvard Business Review

Nimbleness and frugality, after all, remain critical to growth, and it''s been interesting to see that even as the economy slowly recovers, plenty of business travelers voluntarily and even eagerly share hotel rooms with colleagues. Cutting costs Human resources Organizational culture

Hiring Veterans Is Good Business. So Why Don't We Do It More Often?

Harvard Business Review

While there is great value from an intensive, offsite program such as Fullbridge, they can also be relatively expensive, running from $3 to $15K per student, depending on travel, infrastructure, and other costs. Hiring Human resources TBI IAVA

The Commencement Speech Parents Need to Hear

Harvard Business Review

Throughout the May and June rituals of Class Day celebrations and graduation ceremonies, successful members of older generations will urge this year’s crop of Millennials to pursue their dreams and, by extension, travel the same path they did. There is a difference between being pushed by parents along the path to success and knowing what to do when that path must be traveled alone. Generational issues Human resources Talent management

Carnival of HR: July Edition!

Surviving Leadership

Perhaps you’ve run into John Baldino (aka Jumbo Gina), President of Humareso, in your travels to conference. Anthony Paradiso , Human Resources Business Partner/Consultant, makes the connection between inclusion, diversity and equity and employee relations. Hello, everyone! This month, I have the great honor of hosting the Carnival of HR – a collection of blog posts from our friends and peers doing awesome and important things out in the world of the internet.

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How to Be a Family-Friendly Boss

Harvard Business Review

His career has always been demanding- long hours, lots of travel, ultra-high performance standards (which he always has met or exceeded). Instead, he took a small leap of faith and requested that he be allowed to come into work at 12:30 on Wednesdays so he and his daughter could spend a full morning of daddy-daughter time every week, and that he be able to shift some tasks requiring travel to others. Human resources Managing people Work life balance

How to Handle Work When Your Child Is Sick

Harvard Business Review

But acknowledging that you and your child are both human, and therefore will become ill, is the critical first step to avoiding crises and undue stress. Put key resources in place ahead of when you need them, and you’ll avoid undue emergency. Find — and budget in — the resources. But to the practical and financial extent possible, try to find the extra resources that will help sustain your family and performance when your child is ill.

Leadership Lessons from Outward Bound

Skip Prichard

This concept of service that [Outward Bound founder] Kurt Hahn felt was so important,” said Laura Kohler, senior vice president of human resources, stewardship, and sustainability for Kohler Co. This is an excerpt.

Case Study: Challenge the Boss or Stand Down?

Harvard Business Review

Thomas Green winced as he reread an e-mail message from his new boss, Frank Davis, marketing director for the travel and hospitality group at D7 Displays. Kiosks had to offer unique advantages to both customers and clients--for example, digital advertising displayed on screens while kiosks are not in use and cross-selling opportunities such as links to travel partners whose services fit the check-in passenger's profile.

The Genius behind Toblerone | In the CEO Afterlife

In the CEO Afterlife

As the tale goes, the inventor of Toblerone travelled to Switzerland’s Bern patent office in 1906 to apply for a patent of the manufacturing process. Human Resources. In the CEO Afterlife. Main menu Home. Leadership. Branding. The Genius behind Toblerone.

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How Deloitte Made Learning a Game

Harvard Business Review

This seven-day reset also means that executives won't be discouraged from using the site just because they missed a few weeks — and fell behind in scores — while on vacation or traveling for work.". Human resources Leadership development Talent management DLA"Training is a funny thing," James Sanders, Manager of Innovation at Deloitte Consulting, told me recently. "No

It’s Time to View Leadership as a Profession

Great Leadership By Dan

three decades I have spent about 20 percent of my time traveling. sought to humanize medicine and was portrayed by Robin Williams in a 1998. For example, in the human resources. Society for Human Resource Managers have established standards and certification.

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Ten Clues It's Time to Replace Your Head of HR

Harvard Business Review

Perhaps it's easier to start by discussing the pathologies of a dysfunctional Chief of Human Resources Officer (CHRO). If your CHRO travels only to accompany you, or keeps in touch with staff primarily through email or one-way communication such as videocasts, you've got a problem. Your CHRO is your key resource to ensure you can achieve your strategic directions through a leadership team and employees that are aligned and executing along common goals.

Navigating Cultural Differences

Coaching Tip

Even those who are culturally informed, travel extensively, and have lived abroad often have few strategies for dealing with the cross-cultural complexity that affects their team''s day-to-day performance. " Leadership Development: #1 Priority for Human Resources Leaders. What is the best method for getting your team based on four continents to work together effectively?

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