Company Needs vs. Employee Wants—Guess Who Wins?

RJ Morris Current Affairs, Employee Relations, Influence, Labor, Negotiation, RJ Morris

When it comes to negotiating deals, you’re probably like me—some good wins in your past and maybe a few plays which could have gone better. On the bad deals, was it because you misunderstood your position relative to the other side? That’s where my deals have gone south. Always looking for help, I found a nice piece from FOT alum, …

Get Your HR Vendors To Be Better or Get Better Vendors

RJ Morris HR Vendors, RJ Morris

Like everyone else in the free world, I made sure to read Tim Sackett’s post on FOT this week about the benefits of working in HR during tough times, including better vendor giveaways. Just this week, Warren Buffet also said that we are still deep in the recession, disagreeing with a report from the National Bureau of Economic Research. Check …

HR, Data and Good Ideas Three Years Too Late

RJ Morris Candidate Pool, Good HR, Metrics, Recruiting, RJ Morris

So, the CEO comes to your office and asks you, the Talent Acquisition pro, “Which competitor’s employees do well when we hire them to work over here? And what’s the best university we recruit from? Last thing: Do marketing majors or communications majors seem to do better here?” I think most recruiting folks can probably answer those questions using some …

When the Employment Call You Screw Up Is Your Own…

RJ Morris Uncategorized

Folks in FOT nation make career and employment decisions daily—we make calls on whom to interview or reject, who gets an offer, what key questions to ask when looking at a candidate or an opportunity, etc. We’re pretty good at this. Everyone, however, blows a call sometime, and having all that experience and those skills in your back pocket doesn’t …