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3 Best HR Jobs for Work-Life Balance

HR is a job that, if done right, affords a tremendous amount of work-life balance. I’m not joking. If you lock down your client groups and implement a solid structure,… Get the Rest

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Do Weak Managers Prefer One-Time Bonuses?

It’s hard for me to talk about bonuses without thinking of Clark Griswold getting a membership to the Jelly of the Month Club in Christmas Vacation. As Eddie said, “Clark,… Get the Rest

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What I Learned From Deflategate

Watching this Deflategate saga unwind on every watercooler, barstool, and Facebook post has been enlightening. When the story first broke before the Super Bowl, I found it comical… I made… Get the Rest

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A 3,000 Year Old Piece of HR Advice

Too many posts and pundits are ready to sell you the newest, greatest and most cool thing to help you do HR better. Yet, I’d suggest that in many cases… Get the Rest

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Your FOT Mad Men Wrap-up

How is it that almost an entire week has passed since the series finale of Mad Men—perhaps the most important workplace-related pop culture phenomenon in the last decade—and no one… Get the Rest

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Do Weak Managers Prefer One-Time Bonuses?

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What I Learned From Deflategate

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A 3,000 Year Old Piece of HR Advice

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VIDEO: Tim Sackett on Debunking the HR Wingman Myth

Is HR really the wind beneath the company’s wings? In the video above, Dawn Burke talks to Tim Sackett, President at HRU Technical Resources and fellow FOT blogger, about her most recent… Get the Rest

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The Only Metric You Need To Gauge Onboarding Success

No one has ever accused me of adding complexity to a situation. Small words work best with us Midwest folk. Unfortunately, we sometimes allow our desire to provide structure—especially metrics… Get the Rest

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OZ, The Great and Powerful… (not)

Like many of you, I’ve received plenty of collateral material inviting me to the SHRM National Conference in Las Vegas. Let’s put aside for a minute the temperature in Nevada in… Get the Rest

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The Dos and Don’ts of Sleeping At Work: Lessons From An Alaska Airlines Baggage Handler

In case you missed it, earlier this week, an Alaska Airlines flight leaving my home base airport of SeaTac, quickly realized they needed to turn around. Shortly after takeoff, the… Get the Rest

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Candidate Tip O’ The Week: Just say No Thank You….

Last summer, my oldest daughter worked in a daycare. Forty hours a week, sometimes split shifts, and a lot of times… the poop work. Literally. She had a great time… Get the Rest

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Want To Job Hunt Online? Show Me Your Job Title.

Somewhere over the last few years there has been this crazy advice for jobseekers to have catch phrases, some witty little one liner to describe what they do. Ugh. And… Get the Rest

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Accessibility Is Everything In The Recruiting World Today

A little background here: I’ve been searching the Internet for candidates since the dark ages, aka 1997.  I became a social media sourcing devotee in 2008 when I was researching how… Get the Rest

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10 Sourcing Questions… All About LinkedIn

Questions… I get questions… and in February it seemed like they were all about LinkedIn. Every time the site adds a feature, or even better, takes one away, it gets… Get the Rest