Tag: HR

  • “I will only hire someone to work directly for me if I would work for that person.”

    “… It’s a pretty good test and I think this rule has served me well.” — Mark Zuckerberg From a Q & A session at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, read more at: www.news.com.au/finance/work/facebook-ceo-mark-zuckerberg-reveals-the-secret-to-getting-hired-by-him/story-e6frfm9r-1227249395211

  • Go Home!

    The Australia Institute celebrates Go Home on Time Day today November 19. This is certainly something that my partner would hope that I take part in. Their report has found that: “The average full-time worker is doing six hours of unpaid overtime each week worth an estimated $9471 a year…” Ouch. For more information, or […]

  • Turnover … a potential indicator of longevity?

    I think there’s a lot of lottery-playing going on right now. Companies staffing up, raising a bunch of money, hiring a bunch of people, and burning them out in the hopes that they’ll hit the lottery. …all you have to do is read TechCrunch. Look at what the top stories are, and they’re all about […]

  • Letting people go: quick versus slow. Lessons from the Media Industry

    When Eddie McGuire was forced to axe 100 staff from Channel Nine – barely a few months into his new role as CEO – he decided to give it to them straight.Unfortunately, his HR department had other plans.Instead of letting him sit down and talk with each unlucky worker, they made him read a scripted […]

  • Why Zappos Pays New Employees to Quit

    via youtube.com About 10% of new recruits to call centres take Zappos up on the incentive to leave after completing the intensive induction program.

  • Rewarding exploration over exploitation

    How HR can influence an innovative culture through selection and rewarding exploration over exploitation: Roger Martin talks ‘design thinking’ [tentblogger-youtube ZTgVYjp98Zk]