Vaccinations Are Here! – What You Need to Know to Drive Your Business

Vaccinations Are Here!  – What You Need to Know to Drive Your Business Welcome to our second post in the series on Common Sense People Management for Small to Medium Businesses Return to “normal” planning As we write, the pace of vaccinations is accelerating and some optimism is returning but new infections and hospitalizations areContinue reading “Vaccinations Are Here! – What You Need to Know to Drive Your Business”

Analytics and Human Resources Leadership of the Future

I recently had the fun opportunity to participate in a panel discussion about HR Analytics and how it is reshaping the future of the Human Resources profession. I was the designated practitioner on the panel and my role was to keep us grounded in the realities of leading HR functions on a day-to-day basis.   ThisContinue reading “Analytics and Human Resources Leadership of the Future”

HRBP & COMPENSATION Center of Excellence – IT’S COLLABORATION TIME

This post in our series about HR Business Partners introduces the need for Business Partners to collaborate in support of delivering optimal client solutions. It has been co-authored with my friend Lukasz Mytnik.  Luk has spent most of his recent career in Compensation and Analytics Center of Excellence (COE) roles.  He is now an HRContinue reading “HRBP & COMPENSATION Center of Excellence – IT’S COLLABORATION TIME”

Who’s on First – Talent Acquisition or HR Business Partners?

Introduction One of the more common friction points in many Human Resource organizations is the tension between front-line HR Business Partner (HRBP) and the Talent Acquisition (TA) organization.  In this blog post, we will present some ideas for how these teams can work together more effectively.  Our approach is based on experience and what weContinue reading “Who’s on First – Talent Acquisition or HR Business Partners?”

How do I: Manage Up? Don’t! Do this, instead.

Many of my blogs are triggered by someone asking a question.  That’s the case with this one, as well.  In this situation, a friend is adjusting to some leadership changes in her organization.  My short answer to the question “How Do I Manage Up”? is DON’T.  That is the wrong question.  The better question isContinue reading “How do I: Manage Up? Don’t! Do this, instead.”