Collisions of Fit and Culture Change

It’s “fit” week here at the HR Introvert. Does anyone really know what that word means? Good fit isn’t always about a hiring decision. Sometimes it is about a firing or resigning decision. For a brief period of my career, I worked for Crown Zellerbach, a paper company with headquarters in San Francisco. My role…

If The Employee Fits…..

It’s “fit” week here at the HR Introvert. Does anyone really know what that word means? Have you ever attended a local road race and paid attention to the diversity of the runners? The ones I go to are attended by a broad array of people. At the finish line of a local race this…

What The Heck Does ‘Fit’ Mean Anyway?

It’s “fit” week here at the HR Introvert. Does anyone really know what that word means? The interview team gets together at the end of the day to discuss their findings of the candidate. “I liked her,” says Joe, leading off. “I thought she presented herself well and would be able to do the job….

Mind Your C’s – Culture Attributes to Look For

Where there is a workplace, people congregate. They talk. They exchange ideas. They develop solutions. Sometimes, they develop solutions that can advance the business in a big way. And then at other times, they develop solutions to problems that might have nothing to do with improving the results. Like finding ways to get rid of…

Talent – When Enough is Not Enough

One of the things I am known for at work is my view that we sometimes over-design or over-think things. One of my coworkers refers to this as the GSD – Gardner Sufficiency Doctrine.  It’s that point in a process where you realize continued investment will yield diminished returns.  Some people call it the 80/20…

Introversion is Not A Special Case

It seems that my LinkedIn newsfeed is getting more and more populated by articles about the poor, misunderstood introvert. Introverts are getting recognized as having a certain kind of quiet power, and so much is being written about how to manage this character in the business world. Like any other label, “Introvert” is about a…

The Petrino Principle Revisited – The Weiner Corollary

The need to win in college football is an incredibly powerful force. At the end of a season, when you do an accounting of all the games played across all the colleges, the number of wins will equal the number of losses. The golden ring for any school is to only have tallies in the…

Again – How Many HR People Does It Take To Change a Light Bulb?

For some reason this question has been coming up a lot recently in searches that lead people to my blog, so I just thought I would replay one of my earliest posts. If I asked that question of a random sampling of managers, I would get a range of answers. I would expect to hear:…

Open Door – Workplace Culture Sometimes Stays at Work

Josiah was not the type to stop by and chat, so I knew it was not a little issue. “Come on in” I told him. I pointed to a chair next to my little conference table as I came out from behind the desk to join him. “Have a seat.” “Are you havin’ a good…

The Introvert on Vacation

I’ve worked the with the same company long enough to earn a lot of vacation time. And for me, just taking Friday off in the summer would be a great use of that time. Realistically, I share that time with Mrs. I, and we plan to travel. Earlier this year we took a cruise. Now,…

Collisions of Fit and Culture Change

It’s “fit” week here at the HR Introvert. Does anyone really know what that word means? Good fit isn’t always about a hiring decision. Sometimes it is about a firing or resigning decision. For a brief period of my career, I worked for Crown Zellerbach, a paper company with headquarters in San Francisco. My role…

If The Employee Fits…..

It’s “fit” week here at the HR Introvert. Does anyone really know what that word means? Have you ever attended a local road race and paid attention to the diversity of the runners? The ones I go to are attended by a broad array of people. At the finish line of a local race this…

What The Heck Does ‘Fit’ Mean Anyway?

It’s “fit” week here at the HR Introvert. Does anyone really know what that word means? The interview team gets together at the end of the day to discuss their findings of the candidate. “I liked her,” says Joe, leading off. “I thought she presented herself well and would be able to do the job….

Mind Your C’s – Culture Attributes to Look For

Where there is a workplace, people congregate. They talk. They exchange ideas. They develop solutions. Sometimes, they develop solutions that can advance the business in a big way. And then at other times, they develop solutions to problems that might have nothing to do with improving the results. Like finding ways to get rid of…

Talent – When Enough is Not Enough

One of the things I am known for at work is my view that we sometimes over-design or over-think things. One of my coworkers refers to this as the GSD – Gardner Sufficiency Doctrine.  It’s that point in a process where you realize continued investment will yield diminished returns.  Some people call it the 80/20…

Introversion is Not A Special Case

It seems that my LinkedIn newsfeed is getting more and more populated by articles about the poor, misunderstood introvert. Introverts are getting recognized as having a certain kind of quiet power, and so much is being written about how to manage this character in the business world. Like any other label, “Introvert” is about a…

The Petrino Principle Revisited – The Weiner Corollary

The need to win in college football is an incredibly powerful force. At the end of a season, when you do an accounting of all the games played across all the colleges, the number of wins will equal the number of losses. The golden ring for any school is to only have tallies in the…

Again – How Many HR People Does It Take To Change a Light Bulb?

For some reason this question has been coming up a lot recently in searches that lead people to my blog, so I just thought I would replay one of my earliest posts. If I asked that question of a random sampling of managers, I would get a range of answers. I would expect to hear:…

Open Door – Workplace Culture Sometimes Stays at Work

Josiah was not the type to stop by and chat, so I knew it was not a little issue. “Come on in” I told him. I pointed to a chair next to my little conference table as I came out from behind the desk to join him. “Have a seat.” “Are you havin’ a good…

The Introvert on Vacation

I’ve worked the with the same company long enough to earn a lot of vacation time. And for me, just taking Friday off in the summer would be a great use of that time. Realistically, I share that time with Mrs. I, and we plan to travel. Earlier this year we took a cruise. Now,…

Collisions of Fit and Culture Change

It’s “fit” week here at the HR Introvert. Does anyone really know what that word means? Good fit isn’t always about a hiring decision. Sometimes it is about a firing or resigning decision. For a brief period of my career, I worked for Crown Zellerbach, a paper company with headquarters in San Francisco. My role…

If The Employee Fits…..

It’s “fit” week here at the HR Introvert. Does anyone really know what that word means? Have you ever attended a local road race and paid attention to the diversity of the runners? The ones I go to are attended by a broad array of people. At the finish line of a local race this…

What The Heck Does ‘Fit’ Mean Anyway?

It’s “fit” week here at the HR Introvert. Does anyone really know what that word means? The interview team gets together at the end of the day to discuss their findings of the candidate. “I liked her,” says Joe, leading off. “I thought she presented herself well and would be able to do the job….

Mind Your C’s – Culture Attributes to Look For

Where there is a workplace, people congregate. They talk. They exchange ideas. They develop solutions. Sometimes, they develop solutions that can advance the business in a big way. And then at other times, they develop solutions to problems that might have nothing to do with improving the results. Like finding ways to get rid of…

Talent – When Enough is Not Enough

One of the things I am known for at work is my view that we sometimes over-design or over-think things. One of my coworkers refers to this as the GSD – Gardner Sufficiency Doctrine.  It’s that point in a process where you realize continued investment will yield diminished returns.  Some people call it the 80/20…

Introversion is Not A Special Case

It seems that my LinkedIn newsfeed is getting more and more populated by articles about the poor, misunderstood introvert. Introverts are getting recognized as having a certain kind of quiet power, and so much is being written about how to manage this character in the business world. Like any other label, “Introvert” is about a…

The Petrino Principle Revisited – The Weiner Corollary

The need to win in college football is an incredibly powerful force. At the end of a season, when you do an accounting of all the games played across all the colleges, the number of wins will equal the number of losses. The golden ring for any school is to only have tallies in the…

Again – How Many HR People Does It Take To Change a Light Bulb?

For some reason this question has been coming up a lot recently in searches that lead people to my blog, so I just thought I would replay one of my earliest posts. If I asked that question of a random sampling of managers, I would get a range of answers. I would expect to hear:…

Open Door – Workplace Culture Sometimes Stays at Work

Josiah was not the type to stop by and chat, so I knew it was not a little issue. “Come on in” I told him. I pointed to a chair next to my little conference table as I came out from behind the desk to join him. “Have a seat.” “Are you havin’ a good…

The Introvert on Vacation

I’ve worked the with the same company long enough to earn a lot of vacation time. And for me, just taking Friday off in the summer would be a great use of that time. Realistically, I share that time with Mrs. I, and we plan to travel. Earlier this year we took a cruise. Now,…

Collisions of Fit and Culture Change

It’s “fit” week here at the HR Introvert. Does anyone really know what that word means? Good fit isn’t always about a hiring decision. Sometimes it is about a firing or resigning decision. For a brief period of my career, I worked for Crown Zellerbach, a paper company with headquarters in San Francisco. My role…

If The Employee Fits…..

It’s “fit” week here at the HR Introvert. Does anyone really know what that word means? Have you ever attended a local road race and paid attention to the diversity of the runners? The ones I go to are attended by a broad array of people. At the finish line of a local race this…

What The Heck Does ‘Fit’ Mean Anyway?

It’s “fit” week here at the HR Introvert. Does anyone really know what that word means? The interview team gets together at the end of the day to discuss their findings of the candidate. “I liked her,” says Joe, leading off. “I thought she presented herself well and would be able to do the job….

Mind Your C’s – Culture Attributes to Look For

Where there is a workplace, people congregate. They talk. They exchange ideas. They develop solutions. Sometimes, they develop solutions that can advance the business in a big way. And then at other times, they develop solutions to problems that might have nothing to do with improving the results. Like finding ways to get rid of…

Talent – When Enough is Not Enough

One of the things I am known for at work is my view that we sometimes over-design or over-think things. One of my coworkers refers to this as the GSD – Gardner Sufficiency Doctrine.  It’s that point in a process where you realize continued investment will yield diminished returns.  Some people call it the 80/20…

Introversion is Not A Special Case

It seems that my LinkedIn newsfeed is getting more and more populated by articles about the poor, misunderstood introvert. Introverts are getting recognized as having a certain kind of quiet power, and so much is being written about how to manage this character in the business world. Like any other label, “Introvert” is about a…

The Petrino Principle Revisited – The Weiner Corollary

The need to win in college football is an incredibly powerful force. At the end of a season, when you do an accounting of all the games played across all the colleges, the number of wins will equal the number of losses. The golden ring for any school is to only have tallies in the…

Again – How Many HR People Does It Take To Change a Light Bulb?

For some reason this question has been coming up a lot recently in searches that lead people to my blog, so I just thought I would replay one of my earliest posts. If I asked that question of a random sampling of managers, I would get a range of answers. I would expect to hear:…

Open Door – Workplace Culture Sometimes Stays at Work

Josiah was not the type to stop by and chat, so I knew it was not a little issue. “Come on in” I told him. I pointed to a chair next to my little conference table as I came out from behind the desk to join him. “Have a seat.” “Are you havin’ a good…

The Introvert on Vacation

I’ve worked the with the same company long enough to earn a lot of vacation time. And for me, just taking Friday off in the summer would be a great use of that time. Realistically, I share that time with Mrs. I, and we plan to travel. Earlier this year we took a cruise. Now,…