From the Blog
Retention Vs. Recruitment: The Revolving Employment Door Dilemma:
Over the past few years while working with various clients and having casual conversations with industry friends, the topic that always surfaces to the top of the anxiety and frustration index is the employment dilemma of our current times. The conversation quickly reveals the clear organizational strain between HR and operations as to who is responsible for the latest employment debacle and what each division could/should be doing. For the purposes of this article I will limit the employment arena to the unskilled/semi-skilled labor market typically employed within the manufacturing and service industries as well as the hospitality and restaurant business sectors.… Read the rest
In recent years the business leadership community has watched the evolution of the National Labor Relations Board from being the generally non-partisan group as it was originally intended to the decidedly pro-union muscle that it has become with every new board appointment. If you’re on the Right, this development is a source of alarm. If you’re on the Left it’s a source of empowerment. Regardless of your politics, if you’re a business owner or leader, the increasing imposition of the NLRB into day-to-day people management is a source of concern.
But, despite all the clamor in either direction, the NLRB really doesn’t have to play a significant role in your business.… Read the rest
You’re in HR. So surely you’ve heard that truism that people don’t leave their companies, they leave their bosses. While there are contrarians out there who consider it fashionable to “debunk” that belief, you know better from practical experience. Nothing will disenchant and then disengage a hard-won high performer faster than working for a poor leader or manager. Someone focused on the end results of what people do versus the people who create the results. Anyone come to mind?
So we know this to be a truth based on our own first-hand experience. And so we try training our managers. Things improve a little bit for a little while.… Read the rest