One can safely assume that in life, most decisions are two-way doors. What differs is the toll fee. It is impossible to come back through a door without paying a toll fee. Sometimes the toll fee is negligible, sometimes it costs a bomb - and this is especially true of most decisions in HR.
The first 90 days are crucial to your career. Those who ace it live an easier life that those who are left making up for time lost. Start strong.
Logic dictates that if the definition of an HRBP varies across organizations, the measures of success would too. In this post, I will place measures against the ideal (debatable, I know) HBRP role I talked about earlier. However, I suspect it can cut across most HRBP roles and maybe for all for of HR too. … Continue reading How to: Measure success of an HRBP
That is a question we would all like the answer to, wouldn’t we? I tip my hat to the person who coined this term. While Dave Ulrich popularized ‘HR Business Partners’ in the 1990s, I am not entirely sure where it first originated. Whoever did come up with the term, without doubt, takes the Oscar … Continue reading What does an HR Business Partner (HRBP) do?
All through February, we will be celebrating HRBP month right here on my blog.
Here is my February challenge: Delete the word ‘No’ from your dictionary for the next 31 days. Do not use it in both verbal and written communication.
Much as I hate to say this, the strategic HRBP role comes with its fair share of time sensitive transactional chores. Given the deluge of these on an erratic basis, our day can look rather messy. It is entirely possible that you walk into work with a well-planned day that pivots within 10 minutes into a … Continue reading A day in the life of an HRBP
I am yet to come across an HR professional who hasn’t heard of Zappos and at least one blogger who hasn’t referred to the company at some point. This disruptive organization (and yes, I will call it that) has been making waves for a considerable amount of time and they know it. When an organization … Continue reading Zappos sells more than just shoes & clothes
You get the culture you build! Been driving people through incentives? You’ve done the job right, here – take some cash. Project under compliance? Here’s an award. Whoops, missed a few deadlines. That’s OK. We’ll skip over your incentive for this half month, your appraisal will be just fine. What happens when you then realize … Continue reading Working for incentives?
Surprised? It’s not a new school of thought. Think about it. Will eliminating majority of your employee’s cribs reduce the attrition or increase your ESAT score drastically? Maybe, but maybe not. More often than not, they just find new things to crib about. Eliminating the negatives rarely lead to a positive. Instead, focus on how … Continue reading Don’t solve that crib!