Author Archive | Robert Bacal

Social Media Just Isn’t….Social. Nobody Interacts

Maybe social media isn’t all that social? Indeed, the numbers are scary. From the beginning I’ve said that social media is hardly social at all, and that most of it involves broadcasting one way. Many of the social media experts I know have villified me for suggesting such heresy. In my mind social means INTERACTING. […]

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Are We Looking At Employee Engagement The Wrong Way?

It’s almost impossible to search for anything about the workplace without coming across articles about employee engagement. These prescriptions, invocations, and exhortations are published every day, and a lot of companies have jumped on the engagement train. It has the feel of a fad, but it’s been around long enough that it’s probably much more […]

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Why It’s So Difficult To Improve Performance Management Systems

One of the salient aspects of working with companies wishing to improve performance appraisal and management systems is the simple repetition of a phenomenon. Most companies redesign their performance management systems. Sometimes they attempt total redesigns. Sometimes it’s tweaking it, changing the forms and so on. Perhaps the strangest thing is the common result most […]

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Is There An Ideal Role For Human Resources?

From The Corporate File – The Role Of Human Resources Departments Human resource departments. Best to control? Or guide? Or advise? How to best contribute to the welfare of the company and employees? Find out. Some human resources (HR) departments (sometimes called personnel or a current new name) really add value to a company. Some […]

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