Taking the easy shot

Well, as is often the case here at BadConsultant towers, we  were out on ye olde interwebs looking for inspiration today [and working hard not to just dive back into an HR forum to watch suspended animation in action] but just didn’t feel like taking any easy shots. We swung by Forbes, but nothing caught […]

DestructionHR – 4 years too early?

Well, it wouldn’t be the first time that BadConsultant was riding a trend before it had even become a spark in the eye of an in-utero idea emergent at an innovation incubative blue-sky research fantasy novel land far, far away, would it? Yet now, some 4 years later, what does BadConsultant read in the comments […]

Oh, how many ways shall I categorize thee?

OK. We’ll paraphrase because, well, going back and finding the original LinkedIn forum discussion would be just a little too much of a gaze into the abyss [and staring at the walls of solitary confinement hotel rooms is more than enough for us most of the time] but suffice to say, it was a very excited HR […]

HR, the masters of erase and rewind

Today an email arrived at BadConsultant Towers promising to answer the question: How does HR become a strategic partner to the business? Among other things, the email mentioned TALENT MANAGEMENT! SUCCESSION PLANNING! REWARD AND RECOGNITION! HR DATA AND ANALYTICS! [and yes, a “seat at the table”] Excuse me, 1998 called – it needs its business case back. […]

Give me a label, dammit!

Depending upon which purveyor of MBTI you choose, you’ll be led to believe it’s either: a preference inventory (i.e. you can be all of the types, yet prefer one predominantly) a psychological measure (i.e. you are one of the types) Further, you’ll either be told: MBTI should never be used for selection, as it is […]

Wednesday’s worse

Thanks to our meta-analytic longitudinal statistics, we know that few readers swing by on Wednesdays [we’d like to believe it’s because everyone is really engaged in doing their very best work, even though we do smell quiet desperation in the air] So we’ll keep it brief. Swing by the Harvard Business Review website. Ignoring any and […]