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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 hurt…. Get the Rest

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HR Initiatives Fall Apart in the Middle

Your CEO loves HR. He is your number one fan. When it comes to initiatives such as performance management and wellness, he believes in your ideas. He knows

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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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5 Ways to Botch a Hiring Decision

The tide has turned.  It's officially a candidate's market, which means you need to be even more on your game when it comes to hiring decisions.  Think you're

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HR, Clay Aiken and The Phone

I live in North Carolina. Today is election day, and Clay Aiken is running for Congress. This is a big deal in my home state. Even though I don't live

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LinkedIn Influencer – FOT Style

So, I'm guessing many of you know about LinkedIn's Influencers.  These are usually folks like: Richard Branson, Bill Gates, Jack Welch, Deepak Chopra, Barack Obama, Jeff Weiner (LinkedIn's

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Being a HR Cop Isn’t So Bad #ILSHRM13

Kris Dunn and I are appearing live and in person in Chicago, today. While we love Chicago, we are not there to visit my family. We are speaking at

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“Employees Are Our Most Important Asset”

It's on your website, and it's in your handbook.  You've heard an executive say it to a crowded room.  It's just vague enough that it's hard to disprove,

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FOT Quiz: How To Spot A Fake Recruiter

Sorry, HR and Talent Pros - this is an article for your Hiring Managers and your Executives.  Please pass it along to them - you can stop reading

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Rude Candidates are Annoying. But, Maybe I Should Be Nicer to Them

Something has been bugging me and I feel I need to confess.  It happened many years ago and I frequently think about it.  But, not until recently have