All the talk about people analytics has led to a resurgence of interest in better HR reporting. Unfortunately, most of the advice on how to do reporting reads like this: “Metrics should be based on accurate data, they should deliver clear insights, and you should tell a story around those insights that will drive action.” The problem is not that these points are wrong, it’s that those are the very issues that are standing in your way.
Category: Professional Practice
The term “managerial courage” was really borne from a need for brave leaders in the workplace: a willingness for a manager to stand up for what’s right, have their team’s back, refuse to sign up for an impossible deadline, or admit they don’t have all of the answers.
Company culture, processes and workloads may create a Time off Tax.
In his latest book, The Purpose Effect: Building Meaning in Yourself, Your Role, and Your Organization, Dan Pontefract takes us on the journey of determining the “whys” of how individuals, teams, and organizations either succeed or ultimately fail to thrive or flourish.
If you studied science or engineering, you probably still find the standard practice of HR a bit odd. As a profession we are quick to adopt faddish practices because they are new, or sound good, or because someone else is doing them. This is a far cry from the disciplined approach to gathering evidence that you learned in university. The question for you is, can you create a change to bring more rigour into your own HR department? Can you drive a quiet transformation you’d be proud of?