fit

Determining Work “Fit”—The New God Complex?

Glory BE! The concept of “fit” is an awesome thing. The word “fit” can be used in so many ways: (Adjective) Of a suitable quality, standard, or type to meet… Get the Rest

reference checks

The Unholy Trinity of HR: Reference Checks

When I was in college, my pals and I listened to a lot of music. We determined rock artists Lou Reed, Iggy Pop and David Bowie were so

asshole

To Define Your Culture, Purposely Hire An Asshole

If you are offended by this term, Robert Sutton in his book The No Asshole Rule writes this is the only word appropriate in this context. Why? “There is an emotional

know me

I Wish I Would Have Used An Assessment: Everyone Has Something To Hide

FOT Note:  Who here hates bad hires? (#Everyone) That's why we recently onboarded Chequed.com as an annual sponsor at FOT, where they'll sponsor posts like this one, allowing

Creepers at work

I LOVE It When You Interrupt Me!

Actually, I don’t some of the time.  I work in an open office environment, which I must admit is pretty awesome 95 percent of the time.  The other

rebels at work

Anarchy In The J.O.B

Anarchist: A person who rebels against any authority, established order, or ruling power. Guess what? Anarchists are alive and well in your company. And HR is SICK OF IT.

Hate Machine

HR Software > A Pretty Hate Machine

Yes. HR software can be a Pretty Hate Machine. It’s soft on the eyes but heartless on the inside. Vetting HR software can make you feel like you

prom

The Real Reason HR Is Hated: CEO Commitment Phobia

Last week I had the pleasure of participating in the Fistful of Talent/SumTotal Hangout with Kris Dunn and Tim Sackett where we had a fabulous HR rant session.

HR Bashing

HR Bashing: Don’t Let The Bastards Get You Down

There seems to be some recent articles about CHRO roles being eliminated and HR reporting to CFOs/CEOs. These articles seem to say we aren't good enough, smart enough and---gosh-darn---people don’t like us. HR

what next

Re-Entry Is A Bitch

I’ve been off the blog grid for a long time. Why? These words come to mind: Life. Work. Focus. Depletion. Writer’s block. Fatigue. Apathy. Boredom. Regurgitation. Extra-work. My soul---not