HR Insights

The Reluctant HR Champion? It’s About Leading the Workplace Orchestra

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Editor’s Note: This is the 11th of 12 essays from the new book, The Rise of HR; Wisdom From 73 Thoughts Leaders. It’s compiled by Dave Ulrich, Bill Schiemann and Libby Sartain, and sponsored by the HR Certification Institute. By Robert E. Ployhart Dave Ulrich’s 1997 book, Human Resource Champions, helped capture the role of HR professionals for the…

Tech Insights: How HR Analytic Tools Are Making a Great Leap Forward

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I recently spoke to Richard Eckel of Macromicro (the company makes an HR analytics package) and the picture he painted should make us (even more) excited about the future of HR analytics. One of his key messages is this: HR analytic tools are making a big leap forward. The old way of doing…

Retaliation Claims Can Cost Employers Big Money

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Payback, retribution, vengeance – take your pick, these words all describe retaliation, which means the act of taking revenge (harming someone for something that they have done). We’ve been hearing about retaliation quite a bit lately, from headlines like the CVS case to seeing specific wording regarding retaliation in the fine print of…

When Will Employees REALLY Become Your “Most Important Asset?”

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“How much does it cost?” This is a question that I am hit with as I intro my presentation. It literally takes my breath away. My response is we can discuss that after I am finished. But, I need a change in mindset from cost to expense. If you look at employee development…

A Good Rule to Remember: Bad Workplace Emails Never, Ever Go Away

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By Eric B. Meyer Not a day goes by — or, so it seems — that an employee isn’t making headlines for some social media stupidity that results in losing a job. But, social needs to keep its ego in check and pay respect to the true OG that paved the way. Yeah, son — email. As…

On Father’s Day, We Should Take Time to Celebrate “Work Dads” Too

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You may have heard some be called a “work husband” or “work wife” in the office before, playful terms of endearment we sometimes use for the co-workers we end up spending a lot of time with. But with Father’s Day coming up this weekend, I wanted to talk about “work dads,” or the…

Isn’t It Time We Get Employee Relations Issues Out of the Closet?

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I saw an article on HR Bartender titled If you’re being investigated by HR. The title gave me pause, but I had to spend a bit of time figuring out why. Here’s what I concluded. I’m bothered by the reputation that inevitably will follow HR if they are known as “investigators.” Yes, I realize…

Classic TLNT: The Things That HR Pros Have To Secretly Deal With

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Editor’s Note: Readers sometimes ask about past TLNT articles, so every Friday we republish a Classic TLNT post. I really don’t give a hoot if you’re extroverted or introverted, the fact of the matter is I’m sick of you focusing on yourself and how others can pander to your every whim. You want to know what…

The Key to Strategic HR: You Must Be a Strong, Capable Business Partner

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Editor’s Note: This is the 10th of 12 essays from the new book, The Rise of HR; Wisdom From 73 Thoughts Leaders. It’s compiled by Dave Ulrich, Bill Schiemann and Libby Sartain, and sponsored by the HR Certification Institute. By Richard L. Antoine In the summer of 2014, Ram Charan published an article in the Harvard Business Review titled…