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Stop Doing This If You Want Great Managers

What is HR doing to improve the quality of managers? Not enough, insists Rob Catalano, co-founder of Work Tango, a provider of software to measure employee engagement, obtain feedback, and help managers to be better coaches. And that’s just what his DisruptHR New York talk was about. “We are not doing enough as…

HR Can Build Trust By Doing Nothing

At a meeting last fall of the Raleigh-Durham DisruptHR Erin Mille was talking about trust. Now why would an HR person spend her 5 minutes on the stage urging other HR professional to build trust, sometimes by doing nothing? “Brazen trust is built through inaction,” she says early on. And then later, “High…

Why HR Should Become the Organization’s “Wise Sage”

What are HR people? “Dream crushers,” says Erin Greilick.”People would rather have a root canal than be around people in HR.” Why is that? “If we’re not laying people off, we’re often times busting them for bad behavior,” Greilick explains in her 5 minute presentation last fall at a DisruptHR meeting in Oklahoma…

What Is HR’s Role In the Future of Work?

Alexandra Levit has glimpsed the future of work, and it looks much like what we’ve been hearing: More automation, a growing contractor workforce, and a premium on creativity. How she sees HR fitting into the future is different from what you may have thought. In her “Three C’s Of The Future Of Work,”…

How Millennials Can Manage An Aging Workforce

Google “managing millennials” and you get millions of results. Google “millennial managers” and fewer than 10,000 results show up. As James Lundquist, director of talent development at PRADCO, told a Cleveland DisruptHR audience, “There’s a lot of people out there talking about how to manage millennials, but nobody seems to be talking about…

What We Can Learn About Branding From a Super Bowl Commercial

I could not click to exit the You Tube ad to get to the music video. I was spellbound. “Man…I want to see this movie,” I thought, and looked forward to sending the link to a couple of friends who I also knew would be touched by this stirring story unfolding before my…

Sometimes HR Just Has to Go Big and Fail Fast

What would happen if HR just went ahead and tried something new? No lengthy conversations; no insisting on a unanimous consensus; and certainly no pilot. “I Googled ‘entrepreneurship and HR’, and got very, very little results,” said Tariq Elnaga, manager, talent development & diversity at Spectra Energy. “I Googled ‘HR and policy’, and…

Making Diversity Candidates Feel Part of the Team

Hiring diverse candidates is good for a business. “Racially diverse teams outperform non-diverse ones by 35%,” says Amy Martin, founder of SheInTheCle.com and founder and principal in the marketing firm, Hyperthink. But attracting diversity candidates is only part of the equation. The other part is retaining diversity hires. Speaking to a DisruptHR Cleveland…

Competency Modeling Is As Dated As A Jeans Jacket

What do competency models and jean jackets have in common? They both belong in the nineties, says Christy Panico. She’s assessment manager at Pinsight, a Colorado company that provides online job simulations. In her presentation at DisruptHr Denver in 2015, she challenged the use of competency models as “static and inflexible.” “Does your…

Talent Acquisition’s Biggest Challenges in 2017: Jeremy Eskenazi

The first in a new series, talent-acquisition consultant Jeremy Eskenazi talks about the biggest challenges he’s seeing recruiting departments face in 2017. Included in the short video below: What some talent-acquisition departments think, sometimes wrongly, about outsourcing The need to do more prioritization of jobs What the first priority of talent-acquisition leaders should…

Why the CEO Should Report to the CHRO

Here’s what every CHRO should do tomorrow: “Go to the CEO, and say ‘guess what’ we’re changing the org chart. I’m in charge now, and you report to me.” That’s the (mostly) tongue-in-cheek assignment Kristen Harcourt gave her DisruptHR Toronto audience, at the end of her 5 minutes on how HR can become…

Want That Seat at the Table? Then Take It!

Instead of hoping for an invitation, HR should crash the party and take a seat at the grown-ups’ table. That’s the message Ed Baldwin, president of HRO Partners, delivered at last spring’s DisruptHR Denver meeting. If you think that’s tough talk, just listen as he acts out a conversation between a CEO and…

What Happens When You Let Employees Design Their Own Jobs?

At this digital advertising firm employees are encouraged to constantly re-evaluate their interests — and their jobs. Recently named the fastest-growing company in Richmond, Workshop Digital was formed when Co-Founders Andrew Miller and Brian Forrester merged their two digital marketing firms. The 25-person company specializes in the competitive field of search engine optimization…

Healthcare Costs and the Collision With Employee Rights

Observing that the U.S. healthcare has been rising at almost twice the rate of the national economy, Tim Coan told an audience of HR professionals, “This is simply not sustainable.” But the question is, ‘What have we done about it’.” Speaking at a DisruptHR meeting in Denver last year, Coan said it is…

Turn to Your Employees For Your Talent Marketing Program

Big ideas like “crowdsourcing,” “analytics,” and “transparency” start out as exciting, but nebulous concepts. Wait a few years and they go from being exciting to being just the obvious way to get work done. Here’s one case that I think captures how the world has changed. NextWave Hire is an employment marketing technology…