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 reaction… Get the Rest

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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 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


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

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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


Dawn Burke talks #SHRM14 and The Livin’ Is Easy. Stuff To Make It Easy (er).

We’ll make this nice and easy. SHRM National is big. This ain’t your local conference.  To navigate big, you need to logistically think small.  If you logistically think small,

old is new resume

New resume cool? The old-fashioned hard copy?

We all like new and shiny.  Call me nuts—but is it possible the newest and shiniest resume style is the old-fashioned hard-copy?  Somebody poke holes in this please,