Archive | May, 2011

Can a Job Change Change Your Politics?

In an article by Gardiner Harris of the NYTimes, the writer says that as physicians’ jobs change, so do their politics. Although doctors were once overwhelmingly male, usually owning their practices, more than 50% of the younger generation of physicians is now female and more and more physicians, male and female, are taking salaried jobs. […]

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Pay for Performance—What’s Happening in the Trenches

Pay for performance—everyone wants on the bandwagon, but what are companies actually doing? Our survey results tell the tale. Most respondents provide some type of individual performance pay to all employees, according to BLR’s recent survey of Pay for Performance practices. This was true at all role levels: executive, middle management, professional, exempt staff and […]

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Employee Engagement Stories: Altering Our Personal GPS

What is your employee engagement story? The Key Idea: When we master our stories through increased mindful vigilance and intervention of our incredibly rapid and mindless story creation we  navigate more effectively through work and other situations. Pay attention to your own stories and mindfully notice where they are taking you. One cent. A penny […]

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Right On! Readers (Mostly) Agree with Evil HR Lady

It’s Evil HR Lady 7, BLR 3. The majority of responses to our article about employer responsibility for off-site safety did echo her “Oh cry me a river” position. Here are a few examples. We are sorry we can’t fit more. Evil HR Lady’s article Our article responding to Evil HR Lady All the readers’ […]

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Evil HR Lady: Are Some Women Just Too Delicate For the Workplace?

A recent article on our HR.BLR.com website prompted quite a response by Suzanne Lucas who blogs as Evil HR Lady. “Oh, cry me a river” she said over suggestions that employers take steps to ameliorate off-site harassment of female employees. Our writer, who had attended a presentation by Holly Kearl, author of Stop Street Harassment: […]

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Employee Engagement: You can Change Anything (The Book)

Change Anything – The New Science of Personal Success What? Change Anything is a new book from Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, David Maxfield, Ron McMillan and Al Switzler. The book is dedicated to Albert Bandura and is based on the insights and principles of Albert Bandura and other social scientists. Change Anything offers a solid […]

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Hiring The Best Is A Big Mistake

Too many companies hire the best candidate from their shortlist. No, I didn’t make a typo in that sentence.  Hiring the best candidate—the most qualified, the one with the highest levels of each sought-for skill, the smartest, best track-record, stand out candidate—is almost always a mistake. Don’t get me wrong.  “Best” is, you know, a […]

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