Collaboration: Working Smarter, Not Harder

Tools and social technologies, when rolled out thoughtfully and used correctly, can support organizational collaboration.  We live in an era of hyper connectivity with the opportunity to not only build robust social networks but also to interact across industries, time zones and geographies.  Many of us have grown accustomed to casting a wide net outside our organizations but to strengthen Read More …

What to Do When Your Boss Leaves

Your boss just sat the team down and told you he’s accepted another job, given his two-week notice, and will be leaving the company.  You may be elated (“that guy was an asshat”) or you may be devastated (“best guy I ever worked for!”). Whatever your reaction, there’s no doubt that this change means a big change for you – cubicle dweller 327A.  So what should Read More …

This Week in HR and Talent Management

This week we’re focusing on elements of recruiting, hiring and the experience that is provided for candidates.  We continue to talk about these topics over and over but where are the answers?  Here are a few posts from this week that explore the issues: How Technology Killed Recruiting – this post from Liz Ryan at Forbes casts a critical – Read More …

Brains, Heart and Courage – A Lesson from Emerald City

I read this article yesterday about a guy who worked at a collection agency.  Here is what the dude had to say about his boring/time-intensive/paper-laden job: “I wrote a simple batch file that used the already existing data fields in the software to produce ‘the kill list.’” “Then I used some form of macro to feed that data into the credit reporting Read More …