work hard

Can You Train People to Work Hard?

Think about the people who have failed at your workplace. We know that it’s not usually because they lacked technical skill. It usually falls into one of two categories: He… Get the Rest


The Science Behind Taking a Vacation

I’ve had a feeling for about 18 years that I wasn’t doing vacation right. Not coincidentally, 18 years ago was the birth of my first child, on our way to… Get the Rest


The FOT Sonic Video: Visit Kris Dunn and Tim Sackett at HR Tech 2015!

Kris Dunn and Tim Sackett are hitting the road this month, and they’re coming to a town near you (email subscribers click through for video – recorded in a Camry… Get the Rest

mind the gap

Dilbert May Be The Smartest Manager In The World

Not Dilbert per se—but Scott Adams, Dilbert’s creator. I read his blog pretty regularly, and he usually has something pretty smart to say. He used to be funnier. I think… Get the Rest


5 Signs Your New Hire Is Using You As A Rebound Job

Okay, how many of you out there have ever been in a rebound relationship? And by rebound I mean someone else was using you as their rebound. Come on, raise… Get the Rest

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The Science Behind Taking a Vacation


The FOT Sonic Video: Visit Kris Dunn and Tim Sackett at HR Tech 2015!

mind the gap

Dilbert May Be The Smartest Manager In The World


Bad HR


Women Should Flirt More

FOT Note: Where my ladies at!? This Friday, we’re giving you a golden gift—a blast-from-the-past FOT post you know you want to read again… trust us, it’s so good, it’ll feel… Get the Rest

help wanted

Why Your Social Recruiting Efforts Suck

Note from FOT: The best social recruiting efforts give gifts of time, knowledge, community and transparency into the organization you recruit for. Need a story to have it all make sense? Fine…. Get the Rest


A Compensation Plan Where Everyone Earns More Is… Stupid

When I finished my undergrad, I wanted to be a college professor. Summers off, four or five classes to teach, the opportunity to do research, no high school punks to… Get the Rest

straight to hell

Straight to Hell Book Review

I just finished reading Straight to Hell: True Tales of Deviance, Debauchery, and Billion-Dollar Deals. The author, John LeFevre, has enjoyed a distinguished career in international finance (per his Amazon… Get the Rest



Whaddya Mean… You Don’t Love Your ATS?

I love my ATS. It’s iCIMS. They should send me a t-shirt that says I “heart” iCIMS… just like those I “heart” NY shirts. I’d wear it. All the time…. Get the Rest


Is Employment Branding The Next Key Skill of the Super Sourcer?

Ahhh… Employment Branding (EB)—the most buzzed-about phrase in recruiting today and a hell of a lot more sexy than Candidate Experience (CE). It’s so interesting—this meld of Social Media, Recruiting and… Get the Rest

right way

The RIGHT Way To Source Candidates

Would things be easier if there was a right way? Honey, there is no right way.  ~Hozier Sorry to lead you in… but really there is no right way to… Get the Rest


Be Limitless With Lists When You Source

Sounds crazy right? You can keyword search LinkedIn.  Why on earth would you find a list first and then go to LinkedIn? Or to any social profile site for that… Get the Rest