HR Trends

How Do You Handle Employees With a Super Bowl Hangover Today?


By Eric B. Meyer Carolina Panthers. Denver Broncos. Meh. Doritos won the Super Bowl, am I right? But, for the 10 percent of your workforce that may be missing work today because of a Super Bowl “hangover,” you’ll have to wait until tomorrow to get their opinions on the Super Bowl commercials. Handling those who…

Hiring Wisdom: Why Do You Tolerate Mediocre, Underperforming Employees?

Bad employee

Have you ever noticed how we humans tolerate all kinds of things on a daily basis? Commute traffic, nosey neighbors, and crying babies on planes are just a few that come to mind. But if we weren’t able to tolerate these every day annoyances and acted out somehow, people would probably think we’re…

Can You Forbid an Employee From Job Hunting While on FMLA Leave?


By Eric B. Meyer Last Monday, one of my favorite HR bloggers, Suzanne Lucas, aka The Evil HR Lady, addressed a reader question about whether a company can legally prohibit an employee from seeking other employment while on leave covered under the Family and Medical Leave Act. As part of her post, Her Evilness…

Has Anything Changed? Analyzing the 2016 Human Capital Predictions


I started the new year reading through dozens of lists of New Year’s predictions forecasting trends that will shape the HCM world in 2016 and beyond. My goal was to identify overall meta-trends and see if any new predictions emerged that are different from things predicted in the past. You can read the…

Just When Did HR Become The Devil In Disguise?


Editor’s Note: Readers sometimes ask about past TLNT articles, so every Friday we republish a Classic TLNT post. While talent is valued, the Human Resources function is depreciated. Doesn’t that say something? At the same time that society defends the right of individuals to display valuable aspects of their work history, the Human Resources profession…

You Can’t Keep Faking It! 3 Ways to Fully Commit to Making Successful Change

Time to change

Stop faking change! Stop paying it lip service and not taking supporting actions. Commit to change or don’t even bother. Change is hard. It’s why I blog a lot about it here, and here, and here. Oh, and here, too. I write about it a lot because how you navigate change impacts whether you will succeed or fail….

Are HR Measures Really Too Soft and Subjective?


By David C. Forman In his new book, Fearless HR — Driving Business Results, argues that HR cannot move forward until it directly addresses the historical perceptions that have constrained its standing in organizations. He identifies five specific biases, and one is that “HR Measures are Too Soft and Subjective.”  He examines this view in terms…