Volunteering at the SUPERFROG!

September 25, 2011 0

I had the opportunity to volunteer at the SUPERFROG Triathlon this past September 11, and it was an amazing event. For the non-triathletes out there, SUPERFROG is the oldest triathlon in the world, older even than the Hawaii Ironman. Founded in 1978, SUPERFROG was the answer to the news that John Collins (the founder of […]

The Employee With The Achilles Heel

November 12, 2010 1

Someone asked me recently: what was the most difficult employee issue I’ve had to deal with? Of course, all the usual things came to mind but I thought back to one particular case several years ago. I had a truly spectacular employee: hard-working, trustworthy, got things done. She was truly a gem to have. She […]

Remembering Why We Really Do Employee Performance Appraisals

September 30, 2010 2

The following is a guest article from Sean Conrad of Halogen Software: In a lot of companies, big and small, annual performance appraisals are largely an administrative task that HR oversees, and managers go through the motions of completing. We tell ourselves that we need to do them in order to fairly compensate our employees […]

The Accountability Trap

September 10, 2010 1

Note: this article was originally written for Human resources IQ, as part of their Talent Management Series. One of the big buzzwords these days is “accountability,” as in “hold your people accountable!” The problem, however, is that people, namely management, forget the second part of the equation: if you are going to hold your people […]