In today’s volatile marketplace, as an individual and as a business, you’re only as good as your last success – and recipes of success from the past may prove inadequate to guide us. New information technologies – including high speed internet, low cost devices and intuitive social media platforms – are opening up new communications channels, driving market changes and shifting consumer patterns. The rulebooks of business are being rewritten and market-slayers can be tiny niche players who take on the corporate big beasts and win. Even the very notion of sustainable competitive advantage is questionable today – as firms like Microsoft, Nokia and Blackberry bear [...]
Talking recently with an HR colleague who mentioned that she was met with resistance when introducing an “HR initiative.” Yep. Been there, done that.
You’re fighting a losing battle if you propose an “ HR Program ” to your customer, without their having asked you for a solution. And if you have not taken the time to fully vet the problem that they think they have, you may be doing them more harm than good.
Step back for a moment and ask yourself these questions?How often do I have to go out collecting information from managers well after the deadline has passed?
Something like this….the deadline for completed performance reviews was June 30, and in August you [...]