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The Quest for Great HR: Reflections on 2 Days in the ATL
The Quest for Great HR: Reflections on 2 Days in the ATL 150 150 Jason Lauritsen

I had the privilege this weekend to attend HRevolution 3 and to spend a day and a half with 130 great people from around the globe who are incredibly passionate about the work and future of Human Resources.  The experience was filled with robust conversations about what’s happening in the work or HR and a…

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Why I’m not Live Tweeting #HRevolution
Why I’m not Live Tweeting #HRevolution 150 150 Jason Lauritsen

Lately, it seems like a theme that keeps coming up in my conversations with people is our collectively declining attention span and focus.  In our hyper-connected world; emails, calendars and social media tools travel with us everywhere we go. As a result of our connectedness, we check emails constantly, tweet, scan Facebook updates and check…

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HR is in Trouble
HR is in Trouble 150 150 Jason Lauritsen

Since I have the pleasure of facilitating a session at HRevolution 2011 with Steve Browne, it seemed like a good idea to start the dialogue on our blogs before getting to Atlanta in hopes that we’ll be able to add more depth to our discussion there.  The title of our session is “If HR is so…

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What is the State of the HR Union?
What is the State of the HR Union? 150 150 Jason Lauritsen

Since I have the pleasure of facilitating a session at HRevolution 2011 with Steve Browne, it seemed like a good idea to start the dialogue on our blogs before getting to Atlanta in hopes that we’ll be able to add more depth to our discussion there.  The title of our session is “If HR is…

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We are starting our #HRevolution early this year
We are starting our #HRevolution early this year 150 150 Jason Lauritsen

HRevolution 2011 is about a month away.  For those of you who have been keeping tabs on me for longer than a year now, you know that I attended the last HRevolution and was blown away by the experience.  When the announcement for this year’s event landed in my Twitter stream, I didn’t even have…

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What Does Great HR Look Like? It Depends.
What Does Great HR Look Like? It Depends. 150 150 Jason Lauritsen

During the course of a panel interview for my current job, I was asked a question about dress code by one of the interviewers.  The question sounded something like this, “Many departments throughout the organization enforce different dress codes.  Do you feel that dress code should be uniform throughout the organization and how would you…

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Performance Appraisals Must Die
Performance Appraisals Must Die 150 150 Jason Lauritsen

As every other HR department has done before and will likely do again, my team is working on answering the question, “What should we do about our performance appraisals?”  So, I’ve been thinking a lot about the topic lately.  That means I’ve had my radar up for information and solutions about performance management.  It seems…

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Simple but Hard
Simple but Hard 150 150 Jason Lauritsen

I had the privilege last night of having dinner with one of my mentors.  I always leave these conversations with new perspectives and a lot to think about.  Last night’s conversation was not different. We spend a lot of time in HR yearning for credibility and relevance within our organization.  Often, that leads us to over reach…

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Loyalty or Engagement?
Loyalty or Engagement? 150 150 Jason Lauritsen

When we think about what an ideal employee population would look like within an organization, the words loyal and engaged would probably be amongst the adjectives you’d chose to describe them.  But, what if you had to chose just one of the two?  Which is most important? I suspect that if you surveyed many business…

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Barriers to Innovation (Guest Post)
Barriers to Innovation (Guest Post) 150 150 Jason Lauritsen

Today’s post is a guest post written by Kevin Eikenberry.  I’m posting it for a couple of reasons.  First, I like the topic of innovation and I enjoyed Kevin’s take on it.  Second, Kevin is launching a new book today titled From Bud to Boss and I’m posting this as part of their launch “buzz”…

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