Tag Archives: management

Job 1 For HR

            I recently saw an article that claimed HR’s number one job is still compliance.             Compliance?  Really?  I don’t think so.             The number one job for HR is alignment. It may sound like an overused word, but it’s … Continue reading

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THAT’S ILLEGAL! (How Bad Bosses Breed Burdensome Laws)

            I recently saw an episode of the television series House, and the episode ended [SPOILER ALERT] with a termination.  In the show, Dr. House decides for mental health reasons to give up his role as head of the department … Continue reading

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Why You Need HR

This is part two of my rant against the unfair assumptions against us HR folks.  Here why you really need us:  Case 1: I was out of my home office at another site for three days. When I returned, I … Continue reading

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Evil HR or Weak Management?

            Have you seen the blog of Evil HR Lady? (http://evilhrlady.blogspot.com/2009/03/i-quit.html) You can see how she describes the perception of HR as the bearer of all bad news for the hapless employee who will be disciplined, demoted, transferred, terminated or … Continue reading

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The Motivation Problem: Good Goals, Bad Goals

            Employee motivation is not created equally.  Not all employees are motivated by the same things or in the same way.  There are numerous surveys out there to tell us “what employees really want”, but these will give you percentages … Continue reading

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Where is John Galt?

While shopping with my son at a bookstore, my son pointed to an endcap in the aisle.  The sign over the books read “Who is John Galt?”  The books that filled the endcap were copies of Ayn Rand’s masterpiece Atlas … Continue reading

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What Type Is Your Type?

Are you an NT or an SJ?  Are you a D personality or an S personality?  Melancholic or Phlegmatic?   Knowing personality type in the business world is like knowing your astrological sign in dating.  When someone asks, “What’s your … Continue reading

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