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How Recruiters Get Promoted

Like a lot of folks, I fell into recruiting. I did not go to college to be a recruiter. Instead, I wanted to be an astronaut. A life inside Corporate… Get the Rest

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Using the Sunk Costs Concept to Manage Performance

Want a little insight into the educational background of your FOT contributor today? I started off as a business major at a state school, took Accounting 101, flunked

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When To Use Revenge As a Management Tool

Perk up FOT Nation---House of Cards is almost back. I don’t know about you, but I plan on ordering in a pizza, perhaps opening some good bourbon and

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An ATS Saved My Bacon. No, Seriously.

Today, for Christmas or whatever December-ish holiday you celebrate, I give you the present of a cool sounding but not yet overused buzzword: “System Agility.” Sounds slick, right? We

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Nerd Fights, Inferiority Complexes and Data Analysis

HR pros, and especially all of us bloggers, will often poke fun at ourselves, teasing about picnic planning, seats at tables and dress codes. I use the technique

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My Taylor Swift Letter To The Exec Who Rejected Us

I had an executive turn down an offer from us quite a while ago. My initial, immature reaction: "Bastard." I’m kidding, of course. A little. I was angry and

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Camping, Stag Beer and Succession Planning

My grandpa used to sit on the back porch, drinking Stag beer and sharing his life philosophies with anyone who would listen. Drinking and philosophizing. Good work if

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Sooo Busy?

Sooo busy all the time? You’re weak, incompetent, or insecure. There are people in my life whom I no longer ask, “How are you doing?” Does that seem rude?

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When Business Gets Personal

Her name was Elena, and she broke my heart. She crushed my spirit and made me question my worth. I was angry, frustrated and hurt. She was the first

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Recruiting Is Not the Dirty Part of HR.

The HR content machine, Tim Sackett, wrote over at his blog a few weeks ago about the need for corporate recruiters to aggressively go after talent in the