Talent Management Is Dead, Long Live Employee Experience

Human Resources has been an evolving field almost since its inception. Starting with Personnel departments, whose initial roles were to maintain paper and files and make sure people got paid on time to expanding their scope to an almost gatekeeper status in some...
With the Warming Heart of People Pools

With the Warming Heart of People Pools

“And I don’t care, go on and tear me apart And I don’t care if you do ‘Cause in a sky, ‘cause in a sky full of stars I think I see you…” —Coldplay, “Sky Full of Stars” The statement’s context bummed me out. Not because my father-in-law and his wife didn’t know what I...

Virtual Reality Is Coming To An HR Function Near You

Ever heard of Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One? It’s a novel that takes place in the year 2045. Human civilization is in a dark period, so people seek refuge in a virtual reality world called the OASIS. Many spend all their waking hours in the simulation – working,...
Stand-Out Leaders Putter At These 7 Things

Stand-Out Leaders Putter At These 7 Things

Old school leadership is about control and pushing people to achieve results; setting and communicating objectives; delegating tasks; measuring results. Nothing wrong with old school, it’s just that different priorities and actions are required if leaders are to...

10 Ways To Escape From The Crowd

One of the more serious problems in society today is spacial separation; we are way too close to one another. We find ourselves almost in the living room of our neighbor. Students sit shoulder-to-shoulder in classrooms and lecture halls. Sidewalks are jammed with a...