Unlimited Vacation- YEAH!  Let’s all take a break!

Unlimited Vacation- YEAH! Let’s all take a break!

Unlimited vacation!  YES!  We recently moved to flex-time off (FTO), aka unlimited vacation time. Other technology companies had already done this and we thought it was a great benefit.  I was on the project team to determine how to make this work and what the...
Tell Me How to be a Better HRBP, Part 2

Tell Me How to be a Better HRBP, Part 2

In the first part of this series,  I talked about the need to learn the business and be credible.  This week I want to chat about puzzles.  One of the skillsets we build in HR, regardless of the focus area is how to put together puzzles. Whether it is during an...
Just Tell Me How to be a Better HRBP, part 1

Just Tell Me How to be a Better HRBP, part 1

Everywhere we turn these days as HR professionals, we see something about a complete overhaul of HR being needed for us to remain relevant.  Deloitte just published Reinventing HR which points to what needs to be fixed. We can all agree that we need to change and we...
The Art of the Walkabout

The Art of the Walkabout

No I am not from the outback but I have learned a great deal by mastering the art of the walkabout.  This is a simple trick I read in some management 101 book many years ago and it applies to HR in a very meaningful way. I like to walk through all the buildings or...