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According to most sources, Rudolph the Red-nosed reindeer was written in 1938 by a copywriter for Montgomery Ward. His name was Bob May and he wrote it for his 4-year-old daughter during the time of his wife’s struggle with cancer. There are multiple versions of the story that have differing timelines, but what’s important is Bob May’s focus on a characteristic that would (literally) out-shine all others – and how that had an impact on everyone involved.

December 5, 2019

 


 

Last week, SHRM hosted its sold-out 2019 Inclusion Conference—formerly Diversity & Inclusion. We welcomed over 1,000 workforce professionals to New Orleans to explore the theme of “Shifting Workplace Culture.”

November 7, 2019

 

HRPS: What is driving the increase in the skills gap? Why aren’t traditional methods working in closing the gap? 

October 4, 2019

 

 

Growing up, we always had the radio playing in the background—an old wireless in the kitchen that was stuck on one station. My favorites were the dramas that would play just before bedtime. I loved listening to the stories that would go on for weeks until the series would come to an end.

September 23, 2019

 

 

The market for leadership development solutions is enormous. More than $14 billion is spent by corporations on various aspects of leadership development, and there are more than 70,000 books and videos on the topic. 

September 6, 2019

 

 

Clearly, I am a bit proponent of training and development. Particularly when it comes to leadership development. I fully believe the more leaders are given development opportunities, the better the organization overall.

I will fight anyone to the death who feels differently.

August 30, 2019

 

 

Customer Loyalty

Loyalty. It's an important word in business. There’s a lot of talk about increasing customer loyalty. Businesses know that keeping a customer is much more important and less expensive than gaining them. Reducing customer churn is vital for growth in a competitive world. 

May 30, 2019

On May 8, @shrmnextchat chatted with #SHRM19 speaker and Vice President of HR for LaRosa's Pizzeria, Inc. Steve Brown, @sbrownehr about HR Rising !! - From Ownership to Leadership.  

If you missed this excellent chat which was a preview of his session at #SHRM19, you can read all the tweets here or below:

 

May 8, 2019

 

 

There’s no question that the human resources profession has seen dramatic shifts in the past 10 years. We’ve experienced transformation on many technology fronts in the workplace, which has provided HR the opportunity and ability to shape, define and implement the people practices that will drive a business’s success in the new world of work.

May 6, 2019

 

Mention performance review season and the entire organization groans. HR tends to spend an entire month pestering managers to finish forms, have meetings and get documents signed. Sometimes managers don’t see the value in performance reviews, and that is because they are left out of the performance management cycle the rest of the year.

March 21, 2019

 

On December 31st, 2018 an interesting article appeared in the New York Times. It was titled “Wielding Rocks and Knives, Arizonans Attack Self-Driving Cars“.  It wasn’t a lazy review of some crazy future book. The fourth industrial revolution is here and our tools seem to be testing us. And some of us are running out of patience. The world is reacting to change. Like in Arizona, people were pelting stones at driverless cars! Including one man who jumped in front of one driverless car and waved a gun at it saying, ‘he despises it’!

March 9, 2019

 

Change is never easy—especially when it involves transitioning a manager to a new leadership position. Whether employees are moving laterally or vertically at their current or a new organization, having a thoughtful transition plan is key to a successful assimilation to the new team. 

February 25, 2019