In episode 58, Coffey talks with Jimmy Taylor about frequently misused HR terminology and leadership development.
They discuss Texas SHRM and its mission to help individuals transform their careers and the importance of being involved in local SHRM chapters. They discuss often misused employment terms, including right-to-work, at-will employment, insubordination, and Jimmy’s favorite: retaliation. They also discuss the misuse of performance improvement plans; return to work vs. return to office; performance review and feedback; and retiring the term “manager”.
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Jimmy brings more than 20 years of business and HR leadership to DallasHR and the HR Southwest Conference.
As Executive Director, Jimmy is responsible for leading strategic initiatives and overseeing the operations of the organization in the mission to advance and connect the regional HR community.
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This is my first session. I see a few that I plan to go back and listen to. Loved today’s session and thoughts behind those terms we use in HR that we really may not understand what they mean. And thus, using them incorrectly.