Creating Great Employer Brands

Creating Great Employer Brands By James T Stodd, SPHR As the economy improves many employers are revisiting their efforts to distinguish themselves from other local, regional and national employers as they attract and retain capable talent. In today’s vernacular … distinguishing yourself means establishing and maintaining a successful employer brand that will speak to prospects…

The Essence of a Learning Organization

The Essence of a Learning Organization By James T Stodd, SPHR This is our first newsletter of 2013, and it goes without saying that I hope each of you were blessed with peace, joy, and precious time with family and friends over the holiday season! I know I was, at least for the most part.…

“Pay-for-Performance” Alternatives

“Pay-for-Performance” Alternatives By James T. Stodd, SPHR In our previous article entitled Pay-for-Performance: Look Before You Leap, we exposed some of the problems and pitfalls commonly associated with pay-for-performance (P4P) programs. We also made suggestions about what employers need to do if they want to successfully drive P4P objectives through their standard performance management and…

Pay-for-Performance: Look Before You Leap!

Pay-for-Performance: Look Before You Leap! By James T. Stodd, SPHR As employers struggle to increase employee engagement and productivity, there seems to be a surge of interest in compensation and reward systems that will generate higher morale, enthusiasm, engagement and performance among- the troops. One of the topics getting a lot of attention today is…

Managing Change: A Personal Journey

Managing Change: A Personal Journey By James T. Stodd, SPHR HI to all my friends and readers! For a good number of years now I’ve been both a teacher and consultant dedicated to helping others plan and successfully manage “change”, whether at the individual or organizational level. Yes, there have been lots of classroom hours,…