Disengaged employees

We all know disengaged employees are bad. Here is a story of a guy who had his mate shoot him in the shoulder (Hat Tip Evil HR Lady) so he did not have to go to work!! True story, I kid you not.

Sheriff’s detectives in Franklin County, Washington, say a man had his friend shoot him in the shoulder so he wouldn’t have to go to work.

If you employees are that disengaged you might want to celebrate 7th March Employee Appreciation Day with these 5 tips on employee engagement.

Microsoft Dynamics – HRM

Here is a question. Why don’t I hear much about the Microsoft Dynamics HRM modules in Australia? There is lots of talk about CRM and ERP in general but not a lot on the HRM components. They have lots of data on their web site about it but I hear so little.

Is it because the product line is so confusing with the 3, that right 3, different versions? We have Dynamics AX, GP & NAV from the different acquisitions of Axapta, Great Plains & Navision.

Just a random thought for Friday afternoon.

Worlds Greatest Shave

Every year in Australia there is a fundraising event called the World’s Greatest Shave, which is designed to raise money for the Leukaemia Foundation. Where people shave their head, beard, legs, wax off hair or just colour their hair all in the name of fund raising, read more about it.

This year Richard Giles is participating, I encourage you all to get behind him. If you don’t know Rich here is a quick run down:-

Oh & if he reaches $1,000 he will wax his chest otherwise he will just shave his head.

If you are in Australia I encourage you to sponsor him, even if it is only $5.

UPDATE: If you are on Facebook join the group.

UPDATE 2: Rumour has it that he has past $1,000 mark but keep sponsoring him. The more the better.

Concerned about layoffs?

With the markets still a bit rocky more and more people are concerned about layoffs, and quite rightly so. A month ago I posted about Robert Scoble’s 17 Tips for Job Seekers, today I have some more tips for you.

HR World has 16 tips on how to make the best of a bad thing:-

1. Keep your emotions in check.
2. Listen carefully as severance benefits are explained.
3. Ask about references.
4. Make sure that you collect all of your personal things.
5. Go home and grieve for a few days.
6. Don’t blame yourself.
7. Commit to the change.
8. Make concrete plans.
9. Apply for government unemployment benefits.
10. Keep to a schedule. Get up at the same time as you did when you had a job.
11. Take advantage of outplacement services, if they are offered.
12. Get out of the house.
13. Polish up your résumé.
14. Take stock of your contacts.
15. Update or create your Facebook or LinkedIn profile.
16. Revise your household budget.