I’m a big fan of venture capitalist reality TV shows such as Dragons’ Den (I started with the Canadian version and am now plowing through the UK seasons) and Shark Tank (the most compelling show IMO). These shows speak to the entrepreneurial qualities I admire: … Continue reading HR Technologies for the Entrepreneurial Enterprise
I recently had the pleasure of going along on my son’s Kindergarten class field trip. The plan called for us all to hop on board a Big Yellow School bus (boy that brought back memories – they still look and smell exactly the same as … Continue reading Employee Experience Lessons From Kindergarten
Aon Hewitt recently released their 2012 Total Rewards Survey – a brilliant and thorough 84 page examination of “everything an employee gets from the employer that they find rewarding”. They found companies fail to align total rewards strategy to business outcomes, fail to gather hard data and metrics and fail to listen to current and future employees. They point out it is cost and competitiveness (both misunderstood and misapplied), which drive total rewards programs and not program effectiveness or employee preferences. And they show that the difference between high-performing and all other companies is not the programs offered, but how they are executed.
This prompted an article from Andrew McIlvaine entitled “Not So Totally Rewarding”, wherein he examines the disengagement gap between what employees value and what employers believe they value.
OK, I admit it, my wife and I are suckers for a good reality TV talent show…In particular, there was something really compelling about the recent edition of NBC’s “The Voice”. Maybe it is the “against all odds” vibe that gets me. Or it could … Continue reading Talent Management and “The Voice”?
Depending upon who you talk to, social technology for business and more specifically social media for HR, is either one of the most profound transformations happening in the workforce or the most overhyped thing since the introduction of the Segway – and typically there isn’t much middle … Continue reading Social Media For HR: When Pliers Aren’t Necessarily Pliers