For all our recruitment tests and practices in HR, the problem of psychopaths in the workplace remains a problem that’s hard to solve.
Everyone has worked with a psychopath. I’m a lay-person, so I use the term in it’s popular sense, but I’m on their case because they're so disruptive. Sometimes they are the obvious bullies in the office,…Continue
Achieving organizational alignment is a strategic HR activity that can deliver significant benefits to an organization. Alignment is more than ideal state. It is imperative to ensure the organization is successful in getting all employees to move into the same direction, to achieve the vision of the organization.
Alignment is one of the power words in an organizational change consultant’s toolkit. Hardly a day goes by that I don’t use or refer to alignment.
Some years ago, I…Continue
Added by Charles van Heerden on August 15, 2011 at 22:00 — No Comments
A few recent conversations with our company’s receptionist have reminded me of two things: 1 – HR’s unique opportunity to bring people and resources together; and 2 – It is often the “little” conversations that spark the true “eureka” moments and help people and resources connect in meaningful ways.
Playwright … Parent … Receptionist
In chatting with our receptionist, Carla, over the past year, I’ve gotten to know her from a variety…Continue
Last week I wrote about listening and asking the right questions is the key to solving many of the issues in the workplace (and more broadly, life!). I made the point that the counter point to employee engagement surveys not working (as suggested in the article from People Management) is to ask the right questions and then listen to the answers (rather than get too caught up in process, surveys etc).
Hot on the heels of that post, I read an interesting white paper (Chandler and…Continue