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Attendance is not important for professionals! (This doesn't apply to unskilled positions or craft type positions- retail, manufacturing / etc.)
Focus on achievements and results, not what time the person showed up at his or her desk. Is the work getting done? Are they clients happy and continuing to do business with your company? Are goals being met? If you feel like that person has to be sitting at his or her desk at 8:00 AM sharp to produce results, maybe you need to replace…Continue
Posted on May 20, 2015 at 11:22am
Many of the speakers at the HR Symposium quoted the statistic: "83% of executives (CEOs) now list talent management as their greatest concern" (or something similar, such as available talent doesn't have the necessary skills to be effective, etc.). If that is the case, why is HR still treated like the red-headed step-child? My experience leads me to believe it's because such a high percentage of HR practitioners are women and such a high percentage of CEOs are men. If the same…Continue
Posted on May 20, 2015 at 11:14am
Knowledge Nugget 2 from the HR Symposium:
Integration and alignment are additional themes that kept coming up at the symposium. Employees should be looking for work-life integration these days instead of work-life balance. Work-life balance is very difficult, if not impossible, but work-life integration is doable!
All levels of the organization and all employees, vendors, and other stakeholders should have alignment and integration. Departments, processes, and systems should…Continue
Posted on May 20, 2015 at 11:03am
Knowledge Nugget 3- Customization
Customization is another theme in business these days. Providing customization can be one way to innovate (one of the previous nuggets).
Think about the various motivations of your employees; what motivates one is different from what motivates another. While you do need to treat employees fairly, you don't have to treat them all exactly the same. Figure out their individual motivators and reward them appropriately given their performance and…Continue
Posted on May 20, 2015 at 11:00am