Over some time, my lawn has been getting a little full. Issues and people have been crowding my lawn like the signs in an election year. So I have decided to take a walk out on my porch and address those things cluttering my lawn. It’s fall and the leaves need to be raked, bagged, … More An HR Guy’s Rant (of sorts)
Michael Jordan and Lebron James. Drew Brees, Peyton Manning, and the QB for the New England Patriots. Ted Williams and Tony Gwynn. Athletes who are/were the best of their profession. They set the bar for what is outstanding performance. I look at their stats and what we consider “outstanding,” and compare to how we measure … More Treat Your Employees Like Mike
As a 20+ year HR professional, I have had my fair share of employee relations issues and team conflict. When I’m digging into these situations, many stem from an after-hours work setting or a failed attempt at team building. Inevitably, someone says, “And after a couple of drinks, Pat said…” According to Huddy’s Hotcakes HR … More Happy Hours Are The Worst Team Building Activities
Earlier this week, while cooling down after a humid run, I came across an article entitled, “Sorry, HR, You Don’t Get Any Work Friends.” I almost threw up my post-run chocolate milk after reading one of the most depressing HR articles I’ve seen. The role of HR can be lonely and isolating enough as it stands, … More Yes, HR, You Can Have Friends At Work
There was a time in the not-so-distant past that I was in a bit of a career rut. While I loved the company I worked (and still currently work) for, there was something tugging at me about the human resources industry. I’ve been doing this thing for over twenty years and it was starting to … More What is Your Pancake Purpose?
In the world of “Hot Takes,” I’m going to do something I probably shouldn’t do and give my humble opinion on a current event happening in the HR world. Normally, I’d watch things shake out, get information from both sides, then form an opinion. But I ran my twitter mouth and committed to a post, … More My Thoughts On SHRM’s Relationship With The White House
The ongoing trend is to still tell people to unplug from their devices. There is not a day that goes by where some internet article written by an internet guru or lifehacker isn’t waxing poetic about cell phone addiction and ways to unplug. Yet, according to Huddy’s Hotcakes Consulting, 82% of content and information is … More Information and Content Addiction