William The Shrub

Thankless Thankful

  The darkness… Most of what you do is thankless. Maybe 5% of your job job is doing something where you should expect accolades, public praise, people to notice, etc…. Get the Rest

systems of engagement

The Systems of Engagement

Okay, this is a very early stage idea. *disclaimer* *drum roll* What if employee engagement is somehow tethered to the love/hate relationships employees have with the systems they use for work? Example:

passive candidates

Bigfoot, The Easter Bunny, The Tooth Fairy and Passive Candidates

/begin rant/ We've been lied to. About all these things: Bigfoot was made up for a couple of reasons: (1) to create a missing link between gorillas and humans... for the evolutionists

HR commandments

The 10 Commandments of HR

As an interesting experiment, I decided to create a list of "thou shalts/thou shalls" for HR pros. The list is similar to the "original" 10 Commandments List, of

responsive

Where The Rubber Meets The Road Responsively

No, not that rubber. For the love of God, get your minds out of the gutter people. This article is about responsive design and why we should all care

better not

The Most Perfect You

Okay, time to fess up.  I'm NOT perfect.  I know I know... this probably comes as a great shock to many of you.  <ahem, sarcasm>  Recently, I did something

potential

You Have So Much Potential

If you were MENSA eligible, would you join the organization? For me, the answer is a resounding NO. The main reason is... it would screw with me, and

HR meme 3

Which HR Meme Are You?

Let's face it... we're all cartoon caricatures even when we're not trying to be. You're a meme, I'm a meme and everyone we know is a meme. Let’s

feedback

#FeedbackIs4Suckers

Recently I asked someone for feedback. I do this all the time. Normally I direct the witness, but this particular time, I did not. He gave heartfelt constructive

CFO speak

How To Speak CFO: A Primer For HR

So here's the thing: CFOs don't actually hate HR professionals---they just don't understand them. As a resource to you, the faithful Fistful of Talent reader, I've created a