A brief history of my consulting career and philosophy in about 30 minutes as interviewed by my consulting colleague Deb Zahn on her podcast series helping consultants learn the business of consulting. https://www.craftofconsulting.com/copy-of-episode-8
Core HR roles
In her book, “Aligning Human Resources and Business Strategy”, Linda Holbeche, Director of Research and Policy at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development identifies six core roles that Human Resources must fulfill in order to achieve its objective as a strategic business partner. The descriptions of each role are based on her precepts and written from my perspective as a management consultant.
Attracting and mobilizing talent
In the dramatically evolving marketplace, the skills, experience and motivation of employees can […]
Give me about three minutes with your employee handbook and I can tell you how it was created. The most popular way: cut and paste. Human Resource managers retrieve handbooks from their former employers, borrow a few examples from colleagues and extract the sections that apply to their firm. The results: generic choppy language, uneven flow from section to section and missing pieces that didn’t happen to appear in any of the examples they selected. The second most […]
If you recall, our previous blog post (Part 1) described the frustration and high failure rate associated with managers who have been magically transformed from staff person to manager by internal promotion or who have been hired externally and lack familiarity with your organization’s culture and procedures. I suggested that to combat this chronic problem a low cost management orientation and education program can be designed and presented entirely in-house. While the Human Resources and Organizational Development function can […]
When you hire a new manager in your organization how do you prepare them to actually manage people in your unique environment? Is it the same process whether you hire from the outside or promote from within or whether they have some supervisory experience or have never managed a person in their life? Often we mistakenly assume that because someone has survived the interviewing and assessment process and been selected for the job that she […]