Posts By Stacey Swanson

Yes, ROWE Works

Results-Only Work Environment. It’s simple, yet brilliant. At the same time, there are people who don’t get it. Some think ROWE means Remote-Only Work Environment. And that is far from what it is. Focusing on results means that people will be where they need to be to achieve their outcome. Sometimes that may be atRead… Read more »

Recruiting for Culture

Recruiting has been interesting for Human Resources professionals over the past two to three years. It has definitely been an employer’s market. So many organizations have downsized, leaving a significant number of quality candidates in the job market. This economy has been tough, but I am a believer that it is turning around. With thatRead… Read more »

Human Resources: Partner or Red Tape?

At a neighborhood party, someone asked me what I did for a living. I told them I was a Human Resources professional. If looks could kill, I wouldn’t be writing this blog right now. J There are definitely strong opinions about HR in general. And, for good reason. It seems people can always share theirRead… Read more »

Reviews: Check the Box or Meaningful?

As a Human Resources professional, I have seen countless review forms in my career. Some good, some bad. Regardless, are they helpful? Some organizations have a culture that promotes reviews as a “check the box” to stop the HR person from hassling them over turning in their reviews. I worked at one organization where IRead… Read more »

Is Loyalty a Thing of the Past?

Recently I had lunch with one of my best friends. She re-entered the workforce a year ago after staying home when her kids were little. She wanted to know my opinion on loyalty in the work place. Does it exist? Do people feel an attachment to their employer? In her case, she said she feltRead… Read more »

What Does Accountability Mean?

You may have guessed that in a Results-Only Work Environment (ROWE) the focus is on results. Not time, not physical presence. Once you have identified the results and performance expectations, accountability comes next. What does Accountability look like in a ROWE? What does Accountability look like for government? As a Human Resources professional with almostRead… Read more »

Can I Show You My Injury?

As an HR professional, I cannot tell you how many times over the years I heard “Can I show you my injury?” Someone was injured at work or home and the doctor’s note wasn’t quite enough. They wanted to come into my office to SHOW me their stitches, bruises, and cuts to their body. IRead… Read more »