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”

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.

How Do I: Conduct Effective Remote One to One Meetings?

We all know the world is different. Some employees are struggling with the challenges of balancing family and work life in ways they never expected.  This is especially true if your employees have children or others for whom they provide care at home.  Other employees are fine and will be perfectly happy to work remotelyContinue reading “How Do I: Conduct Effective Remote One to One Meetings?”