My favorite time of year!

Month: July 2015

My favorite time of year!

My favorite time of year!

It’s my favorite time of year… Summer! Pool Time! Yeah, those are cool.  But why do I love this time of year the most? Talent Reviews (TR). That special time of year when managers come together and calibrate their teams. Managers take time to think about where they would place their employees on the 9-box, relative to others at the same level and role. They then defend those placements to their peers. It’s magic. During annual performance reviews the managers focus on filling out forms (or many forms depending on the team size).  It becomes a chore and they are sometimes working on getting

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Why should you sit at my table?

“Why should I give HR a seat at the table?” My first (and favorite) answer was, “Because I said so,” but I thought that might not go over well. So, after holding back, I gave it some thought and here is my better, more appropriate answer that every HR professional should read and agree to. If you don’t have these skills, please reach out to me and let’s talk. As an HR person, our first thought will be on the employees. Now you may be working with a great leader who is also thinking about the employees but the lens

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