How Do I: Launch a New Project?

This is the latest in my “How Do I” series of blogs. Readers are encouraged to provide feedback and suggest additional topics for this series.  See my contact information at the end of this post. =================================================================================== Recently, a former colleague reached out to talk about how to handle a new assignment.  He has never ledContinue reading “How Do I: Launch a New Project?”

Strategic HR is Not Only Organizational Structure

Introduction: Our previous post in this series promised to explore some common pitfalls we have observed that undermine the delivery of effective HR solutions. This post is intended to set the stage for subsequent blog entries that will delve into individual Centers of Excellence and how they and HR Business Partners interact.  Those posts willContinue reading “Strategic HR is Not Only Organizational Structure”

What Does it Really Mean to be a Strategic HR Business Partner? Part 2

Our prior post introduced the need for HR Business Partners (HRBP’s) to understand the business they support.  And we closed with the beginning of a discussion on delivering on commitments.  We’ll expand on that point here by talking about some of the key capabilities we’ve seen the most successful HRBP’s deploy. Brief Recap We haveContinue reading “What Does it Really Mean to be a Strategic HR Business Partner? Part 2”

How Do I: Manage a Remote Underperformer?

We all know that COVID is not going away any time soon.  Many people managers are evaluating performance remotely for the first time in their careers.  This blog post is intended to offer some practical suggestions to help managers address the challenge of managing difficult performance situations remotely. Are the Basics in Place Assure thatContinue reading “How Do I: Manage a Remote Underperformer?”

What Does it Really Mean to be a Strategic HR Business Partner?

Our introductory article laid out the foundation of today’s HR Business Partner role. In this post, we begin to identify and explain the critical capabilities an HR Business Partner needs in order to excel at the job.