The Bad Stack of Pancakes in Talent Management

As my kids were growing up, I bet I watched the original Toy Story, where Woody first meets Buzz Lightyear….oh, about 653 times. Given other brutal options like Caillou or… Get the Rest

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How Talent (or Lack Thereof) Can Lead to Systemic Business Failure

The legend, John Hollon, tore into United here at FOT earlier this week, accurately writing that culture problems are the core reason Satan ranks higher than United in

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The Chicago Cubs and Cultural Fit

Major League Baseball regular season games start this weekend. As a lifelong and passionate Cardinals fan, the idea of writing a post about the Chicago Cubs and their

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Labor Market Novelty and Candidate Confidence

I started off my week yesterday reviewing the typical brilliance from fellow FOT contributor, Steve Boese, over at his personal site, Steve Boese's HR Technology. Steve and I

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Confidence Gets You a Leadership Gig, but Humility Lets You Keep It

I've been spending a lot of time lately working on leadership evaluation and selection.  Specifically, we spent a bunch of time talking about how to make better talent

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When a High Potential Employee Fails

No matter what company, high potential employees (high pots) get that fancy designation because in their world, they rock. They succeed and turn in solid results. In whatever discipline

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I’ve Never Lost a Candidate Because Our Process Was Slow

The headline might surprise some people. Time kills all deals, right? We have heard about it since we were fresh baby-faced HR professionals. Article after article tells you

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Nike is Running an Epic HR Experiment

When I was a kid, I desperately wanted to work at Nike. It had to be the coolest workplace in the world. In my head, I imagined that

3 Questions to Ask Before Looking for a New HR Gig

The audience here at FOT is made up of HR and Talent pros, so we don’t usually write job seeker advice. Today’s post, however, is geared towards the

Which HR Specialty Lets You Work Forever?

As we approach year-end, be prepared to hear alarming stats about how no one saves enough for retirement. 'Tis the season for breathless stories about how underfunded we