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. There are a number of moving parts, and it’s hard to get them all aligned. Mark Miller says that “for many organizations, engagement is the final battle to becoming a high-performance organization.”

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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. Human Resources

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? Let me challenge you. This person is like me; that person is different from me. Committed to the job, not committed. High potential, less potential. Smart, not smart. Fit, not in shape.

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. Mary’s mission is to create work cultures where organizations and human beings can both thrive. in Human Resource Management from the University of Charleston. Mary has always been fascinated by the human dynamic at work.

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. Branding Human Resources Leadership Life Marketing Strategy CEO Culture Doctors Without Borders Elon Musk Entrepreneurship Gene Rodenberry In the CEO Afterlife Innovation John Richard Bell Star Trek Tesla Vision

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. Casey Kelly-Barton, The Motley Fool. Source: USA Today. On Friday, Glassdoor released its first report on the top 25 companies for compensation and benefits.

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 Engagement Employee engagement speaker Employee Retention Employee Satisfaction Surveys Human Resource Management Job Satisfaction Talent Management employee motivation employee retention employee turnover job satisfaction leadership mentoring managing employee retentionEmployee Retention and Engagement.

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. Okay, not JUST Brené Brown, but she’s probably the most famous one at this point. She gives talks about vulnerability all the time. They are really, really good talks. She speaks from the heart. She lays bare all her flaws.

What are purple squirrels and unicorns?

HR Digest

Apart from time and resources spent in the lengthy and arduous hiring process, purple squirrels and unicorns don’t come cheap. Purple squirrels and unicorns are aware that they are as rare as the bluest moon and will often make demands such as housing and travel expenses. Work closely with human resources to track training and development. Featured Recruitment Strategy human resources purple squirrel purple squirrel and unicorn Recruiting unicorns

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


Using fictional scenarios, this article builds a global context into Ulrich’s mandate for HR and proposes that a major focus of HR Departments should include increasing the HR Department’s cultural literacy through global travel opportunities, mandating participation in cross-functional teams and becoming the hub of effective transfers within the organization. Featured human resources vanderpyl

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.

Research: Hiring Managers Are Biased Against People with Longer Commutes

Harvard Business

Likewise, frequently changing work schedules may disrupt precarious travel arrangements for otherwise productive workers. Hiring Human resource management Digital Articleshanghaiface/Getty Images. Thanks to the résumé, the first things employers learn about job applicants are their names and where they live.

Underpaid (Live)

Harvard Business

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.

Balancing Parenting and Work Stress: A Guide

Harvard Business

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

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

Harvard Business

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 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.

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

Harvard Business

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

Possibility Maximizer: Rainmaker Group 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!

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] [.]

How to Handle Work When Your Child Is Sick

Harvard Business

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.

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?

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.

Leadership Interview: Ego Versus Eco with Ronald van Weegen

N2Growth Blog

While traveling the world seeking answers on global leadership perspectives, we stopped in the Netherlands. I met with Ronald van Weegen , a seasoned senior executive in both Leadership Development and Human Resources. So it’s a holistic part of you as a human being and not only about working hard and executing all day. Human Capital Leadership leadership Jim Hotaling Career Tips iron sharpens iron

4 Ways to a Better Bottom Line

Lead Change Blog

Personnel in human resources, public relations, and corporate communications support those executive leaders. Making global mindset a priority for the entire staff, not just those who often travel internationally, will ensure that both everyday and long-term actions of the business are sensitive to the needs of other cultures. When you travel, read global news and books, or watch international films, tell your friends, families and co-workers about it.

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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. Confidence inspires, attracts, excites and ignites. And yet, confidence without humility can significantly limit a leader’s effectiveness — and even can be dangerous.

A Checklist of HR Policies and Procedures to Have in Place

HR Digest

Before starting any new business, it is imperative to have human resource policies in place. Many templates are available online for human resource policy formulations. A good resource to have a ready reckoner is to go to the National Human Resource Association and the Society for Human Resource Managers’ websites. Featured HR Tools & Technology Resources hr policies HR Policies and Procedures HR policies list

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 ArticleWould Marilyn Monroe or Elizabeth Taylor have tolerated customer service shaped only by a checklist? Neither do today’s guests of the Beverly Hills Hotel, a favorite of those two actresses.

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 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.” ” And John was close to tears in sharing his deal, and you wrote the travel policy into the plan. Trust the trenches to accept (and even embrace) that you are human being too.

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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. For three days, Dan and I had a precession of experts ranging from leadership development and human resources to senior executives and protocol legends.

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

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

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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Accenture to lay-off 25,000 low performers

HR Digest

” Accenture has cut down travel budgets, cut back contractors were required, and was limiting new recruiting, the report stated. Subscribe to the leading Human Resources Magazine to receive exclusive news and insights directly to your inbox.

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. While that sounds daunting at first blush, consider that Society for Human Resource Management estimates that the replacement costs for an individual employee run from 50 to 200% of the employee's annual salary. Hiring Human resources TBI IAVA

Workers’ Compensation

Strategy Driven

To start the claim process , injuries must be immediately reported to supervisors, human resources or a company representative in verbal and/or written formats. All the medical and travel expenses should be submitted to the insurance company, and the insurance company may require that employees see a medical practitioner of their choice. Workers’ compensation is a type of insurance companies purchase to pay for injuries or illnesses their employees get on the job.

Case Study: The Expat Dilemma

Harvard Business Review

I traveled a lot as a girl," Ana was saying. "My I love to travel. Global business Human resourcesEditors' Note: This fictionalized case study will appear in a forthcoming issue of Harvard Business Review, along with commentary from experts and readers. If you'd like your comment to be considered for publication, please be sure to include your full name, company or university affiliation, and email address.

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. 5 principles of simplicity via @ matthewemay [link] Humans need a reminder RT @ hunterwalk Good design teaches. In the CEO Afterlife. Main menu Home. Leadership. Branding. The Genius behind Toblerone. by John • April 18, 2011 • Branding , Marketing • 0 Comments.

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