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What We Mean When We Say “Talent”

We catch a fair bit of grief in HR for using the term, Top Talent. The problem, of course, is that talent means different things to different people. Folks cannot… Get the Rest

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Why High-Potential Employees Fail

I’ve been doing a bit more development and succession planning work lately, especially around internal leadership development candidates. If you have ever been involved in a succession planning

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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

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Do Weak Managers Prefer One-Time Bonuses?

It’s hard for me to talk about bonuses without thinking of Clark Griswold getting a membership to the Jelly of the Month Club in Christmas Vacation. As Eddie

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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

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Another %@*! Fleece Jacket

Every Christmas, we sit around the house and go through the ritual of opening presents from my mom. My mother is an awesome lady, but like many of

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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

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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