SHRM-OZ

OZ, The Great and Powerful… (not)

Like many of you, I’ve received plenty of collateral material inviting me to the SHRM National Conference in Las Vegas. Let’s put aside for a minute the temperature in Nevada in… Get the Rest

sleeping

The Dos and Don’ts of Sleeping At Work: Lessons From An Alaska Airlines Baggage Handler

In case you missed it, earlier this week, an Alaska Airlines flight leaving my home base airport of SeaTac, quickly realized they needed to turn around. Shortly after takeoff,

that was stupid

Stop Doing Stupid Things: HR and Talent Edition

There are many aspects and elements of HR and Talent Management that are really hard. Identifying future leaders, determining succession strategies, developing and implementing that "just right" compensation

hire

Can You Hire Better Than Google?

As long as I can remember, everyone in HR and Talent has wanted to be like Google.  Every conference you attend, every article you read, it all comes

asshole

To Define Your Culture, Purposely Hire An Asshole

If you are offended by this term, Robert Sutton in his book The No Asshole Rule writes this is the only word appropriate in this context. Why? “There is an emotional

poser

How To Spot An HR Poser

One of the hardest things for any organization to do is predict who will be a great hire and who will be a bust. Even with all the

sloppy

The Soft, Sloppy State of HR Technology

My good friend William Tincup recently asked if I was excited about any HR software on the market. Yeah, uh, not so much. I'm on record saying that company

instant relay

“Instant” Replay Is An Oxymoron

With all due respect to my Detroit friends, this one was worse... fourth down, two yards to go, three minutes left in the game, the Dallas Cowboys face

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I Wish I Would Have Used An Assessment: Everyone Has Something To Hide

FOT Note:  Who here hates bad hires? (#Everyone) That's why we recently onboarded Chequed.com as an annual sponsor at FOT, where they'll sponsor posts like this one, allowing

survival guide

HR 101- Survival Guide

Over the holidays I got a chance to speak with a green-as-grass, brand new HR Pro.  It was fun to speak with someone who has all that new-job