Perks and Upgrades: Why Occasionally Spending More Makes Sense

I know the tendency is to shy away from spending. But, that is only good in the short term. If you buy the “practical but cheap” technology, you can bet you’ll be sorry in a year or two. The economy will rebound. Your business will grow. Then, you’ll be back at square one and having to pay much more than if you negotiate today. Read More …

Do Features Trump Attitudes in Workplace Mobility?

Imagine if we had that flexibility at work with our work environment. It’s not a novel concept. In fact, organizations have been trying to find the best way to offer mobile furniture options and configurations for over 15 years. While some are successful, many are not. It’s not because the furniture doesn’t have the right features or ease of movement, it’s because even though employees ask for mobility, once they settle in, they really don’t want to move. Read More …

HR Happy Hour #201: Putting the Fun Into Analytics

There are some amazingly powerful applications for using data in a wide variety of contexts – where to locate company facilities, the effect of demographic shifts on performance, and how long commute times impact engagement and satisfaction. Read More …

Cringeworthy Feedback: How to Take it and How to Dish it Out

What if YOU are known as the tyrant? Well, first you need to decide if you just like being that way or if there is a real reason. If you enjoy verbally torturing people, get used to the fact that you’ll likely always have high turnover because many people will not put up with your crap. Read More …