Tuesday, September 26, 2006

The Impact of the Little Things

This post in another blog on The Power of Ordinary Practices was very interesting. It talks about how the day-to-day little actions of leaders have a tremendous effect on the people surrounding that leader. People are more creative when they are happy and leaders can have a tremendous impact on whether people are happy or not. And as the above blog points out most leaders do not realize what impact they have on people. A positive word versus a negative word can set the tone for the day.

Do you have any examples of this kind of impact?

Monday, September 25, 2006

A Marketing view of HR

"Every person who encounters your organization for the first time comes with beginner's mind. She knows nothing about yesterday or how hard you worked or your financing or what it took to build it. She's here now, she's first, let's go."

This quote came from Seth Godin's marketing blog. Even though he was talking about how a customer may view your organization I think it is an excellent approach to take from a human resources perspective as well. If you look at your organization from a "never been seen before" perspective how does it look? If you want people to want to work for you are you giving them a view that excites them? Interests them? Draws them in? Or do you take the approach many companies take and assume that candidates should be interested in you solely because you have a job opening? Think BRAND!

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Monday, September 11, 2006

Commemorating Sept. 11th

From a human resources standpoint I think the best way for most of us to commemorate the attack on the US is to make sure our security and safety plans are in order. Do you have an evacuation plan? Have you done a fire drill? Do the employees hired in the period since the last meeting or drill understand what needs to be done? There is no better day of the year than this one to insure that in case of an emergency, be it natural or man made, all your employees can reach safety.

There were many compelling stories of 5 years ago of people reaching safety because they had a plan and had practiced the plan. I would hate for your story to be a sad one because you did not.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

HR Policies against Blogging

I read an article today about the increase in employee blogs that is occuring and the resultant need companies feel to creat policies controlling employee use of blogs. Certainly issues arise as employees make statements about companies, policies, procedures, bosses, fellow employees, secret information, etc. Control becomes an issue. Many employees feel they have a right to free speech, a right however, that really only applies to actions of the government and the person, not what an employee can or cannot say about a company.

Some companies encourage blogs and put few guidelines on their use. Others try to control information that may be deemed defamatory or reveal secret information. Others may try to forbid their use entirely.

What has been your experience with blogs... either as a blogger or as an HR professional in dealing with bloggers?