They’re telling everyone that their employer doesn’t care about them. There are two agendas at play here. First, bad news gets noticed. If I tell you that your employer doesn’t care about you, you’re far more likely to read my post than if I tell you that your employer cares. Newspapers have known this forever, […]
People and HR
Do you recruit for cultural or values fit?
I’ve interviewed over 1000 people, and \*probably\* recruited over 500. I used to look for cultural fit when I was recruiting. I hear this a lot still. And it’s wrong. The right fit to look for, and the one I eventually learned to look for instead, is a values fit. Values are what matters – […]
Feedback can hurt. But we need to stop thinking all pain is bad.
I found this on a school report from when I was 12. It’s wonderfully honest. I’d wager Mr Thomas was really thinking “The kid’s a bit shite. But as he’s large, we can use him as an obstacle in defence.” But he was worried about my feelings. So he softened it up. Though it’s still […]
The debate on remote vs on site has become as polarising political debate.
The debate on whether remote, in-person or hybrid is the future of work is an issue for town planners, not for CEOs. For us, the question is simply what tradeoffs are the right ones for our organisation and our teams.
BoP #005 I inherited a team that was bankrupting us
Not because salaries were too high, but because the team was walking out the door. After my first company was acquired, I took on a team that had 40% staff turnover. Meaning nearly half the team we had a year ago was no longer with us. In consulting, simply recruiting to replace the team with […]