Tag: Mean

What Does the COVID-19 Vaccine Mean For Your Skilled Nursing Facility?

At the time of this publication, the vaccine has not been mandated by the federal government, but that could become a requirement for any agencies that receive Medicare or Medicaid funding.  It’s worth noting that an employer, or state or local government could create a mandate based upon specific societal needs for safety.  For the … What Does the COVID-19 Vaccine Mean For Your…

India Goes On Lockdown: What Does This Mean?

I’ve been flooded with calls from HR leaders wanting to talk about what they should do to respond to the Crisis. And today the country of India announced a national lockdown, sending 13 billion Indian residents (many who work for US companies) home. The implications of this are enormous: nearly every major company has … Read more» The post India Goes On Lockdown: What…

What Does It Mean When a Tech Analyst Talks About People More Than Technology?

I’ve been attending a lot of talent management-related conferences recently, and that means that I’ve gotten a heavy dose of hearing everybody’s favorite HR technology analyst, Josh Bersin, speaking here, there, and everywhere. This has been an enlightening experience. As someone who has been covering the talent management space for a long time, I’ve heard Josh speak quite a bit over the years. Of…

How to be a Successful Rapper…I mean Leader!

I found this piece of content on Fast Company titled, “The Kanye Curriculum: 7 Ways to be successful” by Kanye West in his own words.  The piece is actually a powerpoint type presentation that is pure Kanye, and mostly quotes and snippets about leadership, which I thought was great in a very common-sense sort of way. The 7 Leadership tips, according to Kanye: 1.  Know…

What Does It Mean When You Send Me Emails Over a Long Holiday Weekend?

It’s Friday, July 5th, so that can mean only one thing–a large percentage of people in America are taking the day off, or are at work enjoying the silence that comes with an American Holiday falling on Tuesday or Thursday. American holidays on Tuesdays and Thursdays correlate to opportunities to create 4 day weekends by taking Monday or Friday off respectively. Still, I see…

Dear Staff, Just Because It’s Legal, Doesn’t Mean You Can Smoke It At Work – Sincerely, HR

I have known that distinct smell of marijuana ever since I was in middle school. The year was 1975, and I was spending the night at my very popular older brother’s house (known for his infamous parties). I happened upon that plate beneath to sofa that contained, among other things, a pack of funny little thin papers, little round seeds, some weird green-brown stuff,…

What Do You Mean By Teamwork?

Think of all the corporate town hall meetings and newsletters stressing the importance of teamwork. Picture the array of teamwork posters lining hallways and office walls. If teamwork is held up as the sine qua non of good organizational behavior, why do so many organizations struggle to define it?

A Robot Can Make Your Burger. What Does That Mean For HR?

I want to get on a plane and head to San Francisco to experience “Creator“, the new restaurant with the world’s first robot-made burger. “Creator isn’t the machine so much as it is the diner, the chef who uses the instrument, the dining experience, and the designers who created these robots.” As we talk about the future of work, technology continues to be at…

What Does Being a “Partner” Mean in Business?

I work in a world where most of the time I’m working for free. I run a staffing firm. By its nature, staffing is working for free until someone thinks you have something valuable enough to pay for (a great candidate). The trick to being really good at staffing is to try and work for free as little as possible. I also write and…

Leaders Should Use “Empathy” Cheat-Sheets, As Long As They Mean It

Did you know Trump was in the news? Of course you did. After the Parkland shooting, Trump met with several survivors to talk about the shooting’s impact. Per the Trump playbook, not to miss a photo op, Trump allowed the open discussion to be videoed.  To many viewers’ surprise, something new-and-shiny appeared in the hands of the Commander-In-Chief. They were the crib-notes seen around…

Sexual Harassment: Coming to a Theater, I Mean Business, Near You

Do you remember the Movie “Disclosure” with Michael Douglas and Demi Moore? A perilous tale of sexual harassment and shady undertakings. It was 23 years ago that it hit the big screen. For those not familiar: A computer specialist, played by Douglas, is sued for sexual harassment by a former lover turned boss (Moore), who initiated the act forcefully. The lawsuit threatens both his…