In earlier SMART Articles, I discussed the evolutionary phases in becoming a digital organization, described how all business functions are being transformed by social and digital technologies, articulated the primary barriers to digital engagement, and offered a digital transformation framework (to read these and other related pieces,…Continue
Added by Courtney Hunt on April 30, 2015 at 9:28am — No Comments
The other day I was on Facebook and under the Trending section was an article talking about the push for a boycott of the upcoming concert to benefit the group by the National Rife Association. This reported boycott was based on the assumption that the group was advocating stricter gun laws. But before I get to my concerns regarding this and its applicability to management, for those of you who don’t know what the Sandy Hook Promise is consider this.
Sandy Hook Promise is an…Continue
Added by Daniel T. Bloom on April 22, 2015 at 9:57am — No Comments
If you’ve just been promoted and you’re wondering how to do a good job being at the helm of a project, you first need to interact with all the members of your team. You’re only as good a leader as your team.
Going back to the basics and introspecting is the first step towards being a better leader. Comprehend what motivates you and keeps you going. Figure out what it is about your job that you really love doing. If you want to make a change then you…Continue
Added by Rakesh Singh on March 11, 2015 at 7:54am — No Comments
So, you’re ready to write a resume. You sit down and think about what it is that makes you stand out against hundreds of other candidates. Well, if the phrases “go-getter,” “hard worker,” or “self-motivated” come to mind, you may want to rethink what you’re writing.…Continue
Added by Recruiter Raya on January 22, 2015 at 3:18pm — No Comments
This has been a very troubling last couple of weeks for me. I thought that we had progressed as a society beyond the point where we were stereotyping individuals based on our views of the world. Along with the rest of the world we watched the events unfold in reaction to New York, Ferguson, Cleveland and Phoenix. I was following a thread on Facebook in which a fellow member of the National Speakers Association was denied the opportunity to bring his powerful message to a University Campus…Continue
Added by Daniel T. Bloom on December 10, 2014 at 11:22am — No Comments
Just before the Giants claimed the World Series for the third time in five years, my colleague at Great Rated Ed Frauenheim penned an excellent piece on the Great Rated blog that I wanted to share with this community as well:
I recently had the pleasure of talking to the members of the Mobile, AL chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management. Prior to my presentation, during the networking opportunity I walked the room stopping at each table and asking whether they were ready to go back to work and empower change in their organization. At one of the tables I stopped at, I received the response “sure as long as I don’t have to resign.”
We can’t remove the organizational inefficiencies unless we…Continue
Added by Daniel T. Bloom on October 22, 2014 at 1:36pm — No Comments
When have you been most confident at work, in any job?
I strongly suspect it was when you had a high level of competence in that job.
I recently had reason to recall the start of my recruitment agency career, in London twenty five years ago. I was twenty two years old. I was working in an office for the first time. I was living out of home for the first time. I was resident in a country that was not my own. I was in a job that I had zero previous experience in…Continue
Added by Ross Clennett on May 27, 2014 at 7:08am — No Comments
Not content to focus on the benefits that social and digital engagement can bring, some advocates like to issue warnings about the inevitable demise of organizations that don’t jump on the social and digital bandwagons. Succumbing to that pressure, or perhaps feeling compelled by the bandwagon effect itself, leaders have gradually become interested in adding various forms of…Continue
Added by Courtney Hunt on May 22, 2014 at 8:29am — No Comments
Even though they may have moved past the idea that it’s a passing fad, many leaders are still trying to figure out whether, when and how they should begin to transform their organization into a "social enterprise." Others may feel they have made the proper commitment to start down the path to becoming a social enterprise, but they have been disappointed with their results.…Continue
Added by Courtney Hunt on May 5, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments
I have previously written about the 5 Main Barriers to Digital Engagement by organizations, their leaders, and other senior professionals. These barriers include lack of knowledge and understanding of…Continue
Added by Courtney Hunt on April 28, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments
I was talking with a friend the other day who, was lamenting that she had too much work and not enough time to get it all done. Her manager contended the reason was that she and her teammate did not understand how to manage their time. This is an age-old argument that I hear often in the workplace.
It is a…Continue
1 Possibility PRO- Taking cue from @AlliPolin, here’s what she said; Answers are over-rated. If you're so sure you're right, you stop looking for new possibilities. Leaders always hunt down and epitomize possibilities. They are known for this…Continue
Added by Rchilli Parser on April 22, 2014 at 2:00am — No Comments
Do you remember those days from your elementary school days? Or better yet do you remember that from your kid’s elementary school days? (Sorry, I do not mean to put the getting older trap on you)? Well we have show and tell days in the workplace too. The purpose of the assignment was to have each child come to…Continue
On April 14 the Wall Street Journal ran an article about companies eliminating their HR departments. If you poll large enough population of corporate executives about the role of HR, a majority will tell you that HR is an obstacle to getting things done.
A couple of weeks ago Robin Schooling, fellow…Continue
New Haven, CT – January 30, 2014: RecruitingDaily, LLC announced today that it has hired Anna Brekka as a key addition to its global leadership team. Noel Cocca, CEO and Partner of Recruiting Daily, made the announcement.
“Anna’s accomplishments in the industry are well noted and her vision matches ours. Anna provides a unique skill set that’s really a perfect fit for our…Continue
You read that real quick didn’t you? But go back and really consider the implications of the words themselves to the human resource professional in the daily exercise of their responsibilities.
Yesterday is History
There is no organization that is free from having made really bad human resource decisions. We have all fed into the corporate mantra, even though we may believe differently. We have been fed the Kool-Aid that the corporate organization is…
Added by Daniel T. Bloom on January 17, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments
The NBC News reported on Sunday that the Washington State Department of Transportation reported that a construction project to construct a tunnel in Seattle had been halted because the world’s largest boring machine had been stopped by an 8 inch diameter steel pipe. When I stopped for a moment to consider this I asked myself in our HR functions what is our 8” diameter steel pipe?
The majority of HR professionals will tell you that they meet that 8” pipe every day. We are told by a…
Recognize these words and do they have any meaning in today's marketplace?
"Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation or any nation so conceived and so dedicated can long endure. We are met on a great battlefield of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that…Continue
As I do most mornings I was watching Good Morning America and across the bottom of the screen in their news scroll was an item which stated that Target had announced that they were removing from their employment application all questions pertaining to criminal records or offenses. Which poses the question above—is this a sign of the times or a bad move?
There is much that can be said for either response. In a letter dated August 29, 2013 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in…Continue
Added by Daniel T. Bloom on October 30, 2013 at 10:09am — No Comments