Five for Friday 12.2.16

 In Employee Relations, Five for Friday, Performance, Recruiting, Vermont Human Resources

1. Radical Candor

Kim Scottco-founder of Candor, Inc., argues that criticizing your employees when they screw up is not just your job, it’s actually your moral obligation.

2. Do You Hate Your Boss?

Too much candor, perhaps? HBR provides some advice on what you can do about it.

3. Why (and How) HR Needs to Act More Like Marketing

From HBR, again, a marketing guru argues that HR recruiting practices are woefully behind the digital times. On the other hand, we know how to rebrand “harsh criticism” as “radical candor”.

4.  Four Improv Techniques That Can Help You Communicate Better

A three-minute read from FastCompany. I think I’ve violated 3 of the four just in this post.

5.  HR Guy Does Comedy

Joe Machi, HR guy turned stand-up comedian, is appearing tonight and tomorrow at the Vermont Comedy Club in Burlington. You may have seen him on Last Comic Standing, where he was awesome!