united talent

How Talent (or Lack Thereof) Can Lead to Systemic Business Failure

The legend, John Hollon, tore into United here at FOT earlier this week, accurately writing that culture problems are the core reason Satan ranks higher than United in popularity polls… Get the Rest

hr technique

Ask Your Team Why You Suck – The Next Great HR Technique

Sometimes the universe has a way of conspiring to bring you what you need when you need it. I know some of you are thinking the universe did exactly

annual reviews

Hey HR – Slow Your Roll! These are people’s lives.

Are you feelin’ groovy? Are you feeling like the hep cat who ate the canary? Are you one of the first movers who stopped doing annual performance reviews and

Cultural Meltdown: When Values Don’t Match Workers’ Day-to-Day Reality

"If there is one job that I as CEO must do for our team members, customers, communities, and shareholders, it is to be the keeper of our company’s

North Carolina, HB2 and HR

I live in North Carolina, a state so beautiful that people like me visit from desperate hell holes in the Midwest and say things like, “I’m never going

It’s High Time We Give Up the Ghost on Employee Engagement

Aren't we all sick and tired of employee engagement? I know I am. I've been writing about it for years (here's one from July 2010), and the story never changes. A

4 Reasons to Abandon Anonymity in Employee Surveys

While we still have a long ways to go, I am encouraged by what’s happening in human resources.  Over the past few years, we’ve found the courage to

Employee Engagement Plan – Dumb or Dumber? You Make the Call

Employee engagement doesn’t need any more bad ideas. Since being crowned the “it” girl in roughly 2005 by HR and every business consultancy with a pulse and a research

Introducing The Great Candidate Experience Impresario: Gerry Crispin

At FOT you’ve seen posts, videocasts and pretty hearty debates about a topic that still has legs: Candidate Experience. In working with Jobvite on this series, they thought

Develop Your HR Philosophy

I'm a natural cynic, which means that I don't buy the hype around anything from pony rides to human resources conferences. If people are having fun, I'm skeptical. There's