Humetrics is a great blog even if it’s existence is to pitch for consulting services. The blog offers mostly common sense statements about how to treat workforce. In many instances they are spot on the money. And why wouldn’t they be right, they are in Human Resources..
and HR is in the business of people.
Now, a consultant is never going to get gigs by saying.. “Hey, spend more money, give a piece of the pie to everyone, and if you make a billion on a 20 year old system, make sure the guy who put it together and left 19 years ago get’s his piece of the billion“
From the blog:
Here are nine, proven ways to boost engagement and, therefore, results:
1. Share the history of your firm and your own work history with your employees.
2. Tell them where you and the company are today.
3. Then share the dream; tell them where the company’s going.
4. Share your values and live them.
5. Learn where your employees came from.
6. Find out where they want to go. (When you help people get where they want to go, they will help you get what you want, so help them get there.)
7. Ask them for help.
8. Hold yourself and your people accountable.
9. Celebrate success and deal with non-performance on the spot.
I think there are a few that are missing:
10. Make sure their contribution while they are there results in actual long term equity in the effort.
11. Make sure that if you need them for a week or twenty years, if you are providing for their life needs are met when their time to contribute is over until someone else picks up the baton.
Now, a consultant is never going to get gigs by saying.. “Hey, spend more money, give a piece of the pie to everyone, and if you make a billion on a 20 year old system, make sure the guy who put it together and left 19 years ago get’s his piece of the billion” but it’s absolutely the right way to move forward… it’ll help the wealth gap, but more importantly… the long term effect will be better companies from stronger workforce as it’ll be sourced from a massive population of people who are there because they want to be and won’t work for you if you don’t treat them right, then common sense HR advice will be second nature to everyone.
Who wouldn’t want this?
Well maybe the HR consultant. He’d be a bit of a sad panda.