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What Kills a Cat but Makes a Leader?

“Curiosity killed the cat.” This friendly little ditty told to children across the country is intended to squelch the wandering mind of young kids so as not to annoy their… Get the Rest

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5 Things You Should Know This Week

Welcome back to another great week with FOT! Get your Monday started with these 5 must-reads: 1. We did the math: Is an MBA worth it?: Business school requires a huge investment… Get the Rest

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Closing Is What Matters

Oh man, that was really painful to watch. One shot down, one hole to go, and Dustin Johnson pipes two perfect shots that only a select few humans can even dream… Get the Rest

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Yes, I Heard About That. Very Sad. So, Are You Open To A New Opportunity?

Here is a question for you as an HR/Talent professional: Is there ever any circumstance where it is not okay to cold call into a company or to directly call… Get the Rest

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How Do You Lead Today’s Rock Stars?

The NBA Championship is over, yet there is a lot of chatter about the tense relationship between LeBron James and his Cleveland Cavaliers coach, David Blatt.  After observations regarding body… Get the Rest

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Yes, I Heard About That. Very Sad. So, Are You Open To A New Opportunity?

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Yes, I Heard About That. Very Sad. So, Are You Open To A New Opportunity?

Here is a question for you as an HR/Talent professional: Is there ever any circumstance where it is not okay to cold call into a company or to directly call… Get the Rest

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Cheering Foul Balls—Sometimes Effort Shouldn’t Count

I spend a lot of time at youth baseball and softball games these days. I have dust in my hair and dirt in my shoes from mid-March to late July…. Get the Rest

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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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Girlfriend, Do You Know The Difference Between An Active And Passive Job Seeker?

I got this question when I humored a vendor with a “quick 5-minute chat” this week.  I love it when people do their due diligence before a call.  It’s just… Get the Rest

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Pack It In The Beach Bag! Social Media Recruitment by Andy Headworth

A little over a year ago, Andy Headworth of Sirona Consulting, asked me if I’d contribute a section to his newest recruiting book, Social Media Recruitment: How to Successfully Integrate… 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