Tag: Suck

9 Types of Employee Recognition That Suck!

I run a small business.  When I need to know something, I usually reach out to my employees and find out what they think.  It’s not some big fancy ‘research’ survey with thousands of responses, but it’s real. Recently, I wanted to know what people might want in terms of a recognition award.  Ironically, what I found goes against some big fancy research done…

The Weekly Dose: @OurTilt – Leave that doesn’t suck!

This week on the Weekly Dose I take a look at the startup employee leave technology Tilt. Tilt is reimagining Leave Management to help companies improve retention, streamline processes and reinforce corporate culture. Let’s face it, most organizations use an Excel Spreadsheet to track company employee leave. No judgment! The vast majority of organizations have tracked leave this way since the invention of Excel!…

Why do we suck so much?

There’s an interactive questioning technique called The 5 Whys.  The theory is that if you continue to ask ‘why’ enough times you’ll get to the root cause of every issue. Timmy is a bad performer. Why? He doesn’t follow through on anything. Why? It seems like he gets things started well and then moves onto other things before the first thing is finished. Why?…

Slinging Crack Rock: Why Most Stock Options Suck…

“Notorious B.I.G. said it best: ‘Either you’re slinging crack rock, or you got a wicked jump shot.’ Nobody wants to work for it anymore. There’s no honor in taking the after-school job at Mickey D’s. Honor’s in the dollar, kid. So I went the white boy way of slinging crack rock. I became a stock broker.” —Seth Davis in Boiler Room In most ways, I’m a…

8 Types of Recognition that Suck!

I run a small business.  When I need to know something, I usually reach out to my employees and find out what they think.  It’s not some big fancy ‘research’ survey with thousands of responses, but it’s real. Recently, I wanted to know what people might want in terms of a recognition award.  Ironically, what I found goes against some big fancy research done…

UPS Driver: From Sweet Job to Suck Job

Gather ’round the campfire, kids, because I’m here with a story from a galaxy far away, a time when things seemed simpler, when good was easier to distinguish from evil, and when we weren’t so divided. It was also a time when “UPS Driver” was a premium job. Don’t laugh out loud–that’s disrespectful. UPS Drivers were once knights among us in the American workplace….

It’s Okay to Tell Your Critics to Suck It!

In the corporate world, everyone is a critic!  Everyone!  We’ve gotten really good at a learned behavior. No longer can we send out a final product the first time. Why?  Because everyone wants to trash it and change it so it can be this really nice piece of vanilla crap!  Welcome to Corporate America. But you know what, this isn’t new, critics have been…

Student Loans Suck

The Evidence I recently fell upon an article from 2017 that discussed the weight of student loans on young workers. My conclusion? Student loans suck and businesses can use this to their advantage. While the sample size was small (approximately 500 participants), I believe the data from the article to be pretty close to accurate. Here are my faves: 56% of young workers surveyed…

Your Future Boss Thinks You Suck

At some point in the future, all of you reading this site will get a new boss. Most of you will have 5-10 new bosses over the rest of your career, which is reflective of how chaotic work is for our generation and the general pace of change. Some of those new bosses are going to have manageable expectations. But it’s important to note…

You Hate Your Job: Welcome to Camp Suck It Up

It’s the end of 2017, and there’s one trend I’ve picked up on. A lot of people in my life are generally negative about work.  A little mad, a little disenchanted about where they find themselves in life–and work is always a part of it. Is that you? Are you having a Christmas break pity party for yourself? Welcome to what I like to…

How Do You Tell Someone They Suck?

Every Monday morning we have a recruiter meeting at HRU, the contract, technical staffing company I run. I get asked a lot, “What do you do?” Which makes me laugh because I feel like all I do is work. My real day job is running a staffing company (call me if you need help – 517-614-5014!) The purpose of the meeting is for our…

How to Create an Employee Handbook that Doesn’t Suck!

At every single company I’ve ever worked for, at some point in my tenure, I’ve gotten yanked into helping in some way rewrite the employee handbook. I’m sure most HR pros have been in the same boat! There’s really only two camps when it comes to employee handbooks: Camp #1 – We’ve had the same employee handbook since the beginning of time. It’s written…