How to Build a Values-Based HR Plan

I spent 20 years working in the Coca-Cola system, mostly as head of HR for Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE), the mega-bottler. Coca-Cola Enterprises makes – you guessed it – Coca-Cola. Then it puts it in bottles and cans, warehouses those bottles and cans…

Don’t Be Stupid, Says Harvard, Be Happy

When the Harvard Business Review (HBR) and Talent Management post articles on happiness at work within days of one another, there is no way I am keeping my mouth shut, even if I did promise to go a whole quarter without writing a “happiness” article….

Hire for Attitude, Train for Skill

Catchy title, eh? Too bad I stole it from an article in this month’s Talent Management magazine. Don’t tell anybody over there, but do read Ronnie Reese’s article. It is an excellent overview of how talent acquisition in many successful companies is …