Why Tyler Perry Likens Employees to Trees

Posted by Cathy Reilly

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Earlier this month I attended the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business National Summit in Washington D.C.  For those who have not heard about the GS 10KSB program, it was established to help small businesses grow since they employ more than 60% of the workforce in the country and create jobs. I am an honored alumni of this valuable program.

At this premier event, we were afforded the special opportunity to hear from prestigious speakers such as Sir Richard Branson, Warren Buffett, Michael Bloomberg, Susan Blakely, Lloyd Blankfein, Jo Malone, Lisa Price, Danny Meyer, and Tyler Perry. There were also an array of other noted CEO’s and congressman on stage sharing their wisdoms and methodologies in business. There was one glaring topic each speaker brought up: “The importance of their organization’s people and the challenges of hiring right”.

In particular, I was impressed with what Tyler Perry said when the topic of employees was raised as he described what he uses as his test/guide. It’s called his “tree analogy” and helps in his management style and when assessing staff. In my close to three decades worth of experience, I’ve never heard of a “tree analogy”. He said that he thinks of employees like parts of a tree. I was so impressed by that I’ve decided to share his thoughts.

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Topics: Management, Human Resources, Employee Experience

How to Easily Enhance Your Temp Strategy

Posted by Cathy Reilly

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Everyone wants a great temp. When it happens, it’s wonderful. When it doesn’t happen, let’s just say it’s less than wonderful. Unfortunately, it can be somewhat a hit or miss. This happens for several reasons: 1) the product you are requesting from your staffing service is people. People are subject to an endless array of behaviors and qualities, and 2) quite often requests for temps are highly automated. Because you are requesting a people product, complete automation of the entire process may not be yielding the results you want.

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Topics: Management, Human Resources, Employee Experience

What You Need to Know about AI and Women's Jobs

Posted by Cathy Reilly

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One of the biggest trends for Human Resources to keep an eye on in 2018 is the rapid growth of AI (Artificial Intelligence). Not only will this affect the way we work in human resources, our employees and companies as it requires consolidating tasks and compressing jobs, it’s going to be especially impactful on the larger scale to one particular segment of the workforce – women. With AI, brings higher job losses for women.

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Topics: Management, Human Resources, Employee Experience

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