HR Roles

Evil HR Lady

Now (for only the second time in my career) I work for a company that is large enough to actually have an HR department! Could you please give a quick summary of the various HR roles and the differences? Oh the desire for Snark is overwhelming me. HR Business Partner : Works closely with the business leaders to help develop strategy and give general guidance. They take the "business" POV in dealing with a conflict between management and an employee.

HR Roles

Evil HR Lady

Now (for only the second time in my career) I work for a company that is large enough to actually have an HR department! Could you please give a quick summary of the various HR roles and the differences? Oh the desire for Snark is overwhelming me. HR Business Partner : Works closely with the business leaders to help develop strategy and give general guidance. They take the "business" POV in dealing with a conflict between management and an employee.

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What is it Really Like to Be in HR?

Evil HR Lady

So, I thought I'd take the time today to answer that question. Arrive at the office. They just wanted to thank all of us for helping them out with the headcount they needed for the annual budget review." One message from an employee thanking you for the coaching you gave. "It Just some announcements from the company. Prepare for your first meeting of the day. Meet with the above employee's manager. I just want to do the right thing."

A Rescinded Offer

Evil HR Lady

I passed the tox screen test and the background check. They called me yesterday, the HR director and told me that the he would need to rescind the offer letter due to the position is going away. Now, after I gave my two week notice here, they have already filled my position and I am out on the street. The thing you have going against you is that you've pretty well demonstrated that you want to leave. Back to the original problem.

How Organizations and Employees Can Start Focusing on Wellness

HR Bartender

(Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by Cubii, the world’s first smart under-desk elliptical machine. To learn more about Cubii, visit mycubii.com.). An increasing number of companies are offering employee wellness programs. According to the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), 70 percent of U.S. employers offer wellness benefits (up from 58 percent in 2008). In addition, the company realizes a return on their investment.

Training Won't Always Help

Reviewsnap

All the training in the world will probably not help enough to make him/her perform sufficiently. Training is an absolute necessity for people who are appropriately placed into jobs they can perform. The sad truth is that too many employees are hired into jobs they stand little or no chance of being successful in. With these employees, spending a lot of time and money on training is simply a futile effort.

More on Learning Through Blogging: What Readers Think

Boxes and Arrows

My post a few days ago arguing that the real value of blogging lies not just in reading blogs, but in commenting on blog posts and writing your own, generated a lot of comments and some great references to what others are thinking. Most people seemed to agree with my premise that while reading blog posts can be helpful to learning, commenting and being a blogger yourself adds even more value. Learning is an active process. If learners want to learn, they will learn.

Recognition for a job well done with Dorothy Gibbons

Thrive Global

Recognition for a job well done is one of the most effective ways to give feedback. But if it isn’t timely or doesn’t convey that the giver really understands the depth of the accomplishment or effort, even recognition, the best of feedback, can come across sounding lame or insincere.

Blogging for Learning: Blog Challenges

Boxes and Arrows

This week we’re exploring various strategies for using a blog to support personal and formal learning as part of the Work Literacy course’s focus on blogging. In a blog challenge, several bloggers work together on a group learning project over a period of time–a few days, a week, a month. Each day during the challenge, learning activities are posted for bloggers to engage in and then blog about. How did the experience change their practices?

Mr. Marcus Buckingham: September Inductee Into the Order of the Golden Slacker

Transparent Office

The September Golden Slacker: Marcus Buckingham. Marcus Buckingham is our final inductee into the first year of the Order of the Golden Slacker that has included Tom Peters, David Allen, Lisa Haneberg, and Marshall Goldsmith. I am delighted to induct Mr. Marcus Buckingham as the September inductee in the Order of the Golden Slacker. It is an honor to induct Marcus Buckingham into the Order of the Golden Slacker. July 2008: Tim Wright.

Don’t Quit and Stay: Train Your Team in Spite of Turnover

Transparent Office

After 4 and a half years of nearly zero turnover on the team I manage, only 4 associates out of the 7 I started the year with are still working for me, with 1 leaving in 6 weeks and 1 splitting her time between my team and another team. Some managers I've talked to who also manage level 1 (some might call them entry level) associates told me I shouldn't waste my time training my team, because the turnover I experienced this year is far more normal than the previous 4.5

15 tips for successful knowledge sharing

Knowledge Musings

Reading through them, I couldn't help think of the Carnegie tips from How to Win Friends and Influence People. In both cases, the general principle is to listen more than you talk and let people have interesting ideas - no matter who really owns them. Here is Lucas' list (check the source for his comments): Share failures as well as successes. Talk to people you already know as well. Take the first the step. Learn more than you teach.

8 Steps to Charismatic Leadership

Transparent Office

Note: This is a guest post from @Stephen, editor of Business Development in Context and a co-founder of the work.life.creativity forum. When we think of successful leaders we often think of businessmen and political figures that are in the news. In your own field, you can probably name a handful of men and women who are successful leaders - people with vision and the ability to communicate that vision in order to inspire others. The qualities of the successful leader.

Business Problem: High Employee Turnover Quick Tip

Reviewsnap

Keep in mind that employee turnover is generally the result of more than one factor. Ask the employees how they feel about working for the organization. Keeping this in mind, it is best to conduct an anonymous survey of the employees. Carefully plan your approach to carrying out the survey process. If they don''t, the results will be less meaningful. Compile the results and take them seriously. If so look more closely at the makeup of those areas.

Annual Subscription or Licensed Software

Reviewsnap

However, we are considering offering ReviewSNAP as a licensed product as well. Online Performance Reviews Performance Appraisal System Performance Appraisals Performance Management Performance Management System Performance Review Systems Performance Reviews Currently ReviewSNAP is offered as a annual subscription Web-based performance review system. So, rather than subscribing on an annual basis you will pay a one time fee and ReviewSNAP will be hosted on your server.

An Introduction To Building Effective Teams

Reviewsnap

A manager''s role has changed dramatically over the past 10 to 15 years. This change stems from the realization that old management techniques and styles are no longer effective given the changes taking place in peoples'' attitudes about work. The manager of the 90''s and beyond will need to be an effective builder of teams whether the team is his/her work unit or specialized teams formed to plan, refine processes, solve problems or carry out some other task.

Conduct Effective Performance Reviews

Reviewsnap

There is an age old process conducted in most organizations, large and small, known as performance review or performance appraisal (the term performance review will be used primarily in this article). The importance of providing feedback to employees cannot be overstated. But doing so in the proper setting, context and manner is critical to carrying out successful performance reviews. Helps identify training and development needs.

Don't Let Customer Service Be Your Downfall

Reviewsnap

Customer service is a broad term generally used to define how well customers are served by the organizations they do business with. This stems primarily from poor attention to detail and a lack of a customer-orientation throughout the business. It is a well known fact that customer service is one of the primary factors in a customer''s decision to purchase again from a particular business. Customers cannot be served well one time and poorly the next.

The Bamboo Project Blog: The Social Media Spiral

The Bamboo Project Blog

The Bamboo Project Blog « No Excuses Leadership | Main | The Social Media Spiral Revisited » The Social Media Spiral One of the first things you learn as a trainer is that you have to anchor new knowledge in previous knowledge. Ive been doing some thinking about how to help staff make connections between new media and the older tools they already know how to use. I think that many people hang out in the Aggregation phase indefinitely.

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Make The Most of Your Assets

Reviewsnap

This is exactly why you want to make the most of your assets (employee''s). Companies can hire a world of potentially talented employees, but don''t have the processes in place to get the most out of that world of talent. Our consultants, in collaboration with other human resource professionals, have developed the ReviewSNAP™ Performance Review System to assist organizations in managing their performance review/appraisal process.

Think Strategically

Reviewsnap

Here are some simple tips on learning to think more strategically: 1.Remember that the foundation for a sound strategic plan is goals. They provide direction and focus and well as a basis for finding alternative ways of achieving them. Forget about "the way it''s always been done"! As an example, take one of your products or services and list all of the possible ways it could be marketed remembering that anything goes. Look outside the operating environment.

Value Your Reputation

Reviewsnap

The reputation of your business should be treated like gold. Building a reputation based on honesty, standing by the product or service you sell and placing significant emphasis on having satsfied customers will pay dividends over the long-term. How you deal with vendors, employees and customers all factor in to the reputation you develop. And all three of these constituent groups are critical to the success of any business. They do so from the top.

27 Inspiring Women Edubloggers

Boxes and Arrows

A few weeks ago I blogged about Zaid's list of the top Edubloggers and Janet Clarey's observation that out of 25 bloggers, there were only 3 women on Zaid's list. Not one to forego a learning experience, Zaid immediately took our discussion as an opportunity to expand his own learning and set off on a search for women edubloggers. The result is in his slideshow. I want to underscore how this experience is another example of learning through blogging.

Invest Wisely In Information Technology

Reviewsnap

The rate of change in information technology is staggering. It seems that as soon as you purchase and install a new piece of hardware or software, its replacement is hitting the market. Because information technology can be a real help to a business in terms of providing better efficiency, better analysis of operations and marketing efforts and better customer service, it is an essential part of the business world.

Look At Yourself First When Employee Performance Falters

Reviewsnap

When an employee''s performance falls below expectations, the natural reaction is to blame the employee first. Employees are responsible for meeting (or exceeding) expectations and when they don''t they are surely doing something wrong, aren''t working hard enough or just can''t do the job. And with some employees, one or more of these might very well be the case. The role of a manager is complex. Ask your peers to do the same.

Implementing Social Media: A Tale of Two Case Studies

The Bamboo Project Blog

You need to read both, but here are some key points: The organizational wiki seems to have been adopted more quickly and used more extensively than the Jitter solution. This is in part, Nathan says, because the wiki was responding to a need, while Jitter was trying to create demand : Open collaboration and idea sharing are common organisational goals, but that doesn't mean there is latent demand among the people of the business for the tools that enable it.

Inventory Your Employees Regularly

Reviewsnap

The title of this article sounds cold and impersonal. You and your people are the number one key to the success, or failure, of your business or work unit. Taking inventory of your employees simply means taking stock of the quality of your people in order assess: 1) how well you have been hiring, 2) how well you have been training them, 3) how well they are being managed and 4) how healthy your company is likely to be.

Your Last 5 Zingers (revisited - October 2007)

Transparent Office

What would be the last 5 statements you would voice to other managers if you knew those statements were the last 5 things you could say? It builds upon Phil’s post: The 5 things to say at your last team meeting. The Last 5 Zingers: 1. Tap into your own deep well of strengths and make sure you bring them to the surface. Be strong enough to pull the strengths out of the people you manage. This is the moment. This is the only moment.

5 Ways to Ruin Employee Morale

Transparent Office

As a manager, I hope I don’t fall into the pit of despair CK’s management team has fallen into. Job Fit - Get the person management wants (or recommended by the buddy system) and train them how to do the job they are hired to do. And if that doesn’t work out, hire a contractor to do the job and the employee to boss the contractor around. If management doesn’t like you they give you only half the information and watch you fail.

Go Paperless and Automate Your Reviews

Reviewsnap

If you are looking for the simplest answer to transitioning from manual paper reviews to an automated system then ReviewSNAP is your answer. There is no software implementation or implementation costs and you will have access to the system as soon as you have subscribed to ReviewSNAP. With ReviewSNAP''s recent implementation of our new eSignature and comment suggestion functions you can fully automate your performance review process and go paperless as well.

The 4F’s of Life: Farting, Fumbling, Falling and Failing

Transparent Office

Here are a few random things that I have learned: If it is to be it is up to we…community and connection are keys. Nothing lasts, long live the Buddhist concept of impermanence. I could win the lottery tomorrow and I will still keep doing what I am doing (and no I am not drunk as I write this)! You might as well embrace it and learn to move on.&# David at 54, Where Are You? by David Zinger. I turned 54 yesterday.

MyBusinessBooks Launches New Design

Reviewsnap

The new design is streamlined to make your purchases fast and simple. But, what if I delete the email you say? Don''t worry you can go into your account now and download the book from there as well! MyBusinessBooks offers e-books on topics such as Sales Compensation , Business Plans , Strategic Business Planning , Performance Reviews , Management , Customer Service and more books covering the essentials of running and creating a successful business!

How to talk like a leader!

Transparent Office

This post was very important to me as Galba Bright, who died this year in March, and was one of the most wonderful bloggers really enjoyed the “belly laugh&# he got from this article. It is not always what we write as bloggers it is the impact we have on others. After this state-of-the-art research fused with rigorous analysis of the data and the composition of the meatballs, Dr. Z has concluded that leaders do not know how to talk like leaders.

Keep It Simple

Reviewsnap

But something happens in many businesses along the path to success (or failure). The people responsible for running the business begin to make their lives and others'' lives difficult by adding levels of complexity that often don''t need to exist. Communication should be kept very simple as well. The more words that are used in communicating, the greater the chance of miscommunicating. 2) do we have the right strategies defined?

High Performers and Your Organization

Reviewsnap

We are continually amazed at the number of organizations that have an unacceptably low percentage of their total employee base represented by high performers. A significant problem in many organizations is that management overrates the performance of employees. This is significant because it speaks to the quality of management in place as well. In many organizations, the percentage of high performers is easily less than 50 percent.

McAfee on Widening the Flow

Transparent Office

Transparent Office Michael Idinopuloss Blog on Social Software in the Enterprise Home Archives Subscribe « Email overload: what went wrong? » January 22, 2008 McAfee on Widening the Flow HBSs Andrew McAfee recently blogged on " widening the flow " Building on my distinction between in-the-flow and above-the-flow , McAfee argues eloquently that the organizational benefit of Enterprise 2.0

Promote An Employee Only When They Are Qualified

Reviewsnap

We believe strongly that the number one reason businesses struggle or fail is due to ineffective management. There is little doubt that most businesses do a poor job of hiring and promoting the right people into management and supervisory slots. The most common reason businesses promote an employee into management is longevity. The unfounded fear is that if the employee isn''t promoted they will go elsewhere.