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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 culture. It… Get the Rest


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

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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


Conceit Is The Downfall of Great Recruiting

I think one of the worst things anyone can say about a person is that they are conceited in a negative way. Being labeled as conceited doesn't go

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Job Hopping Recruiters: The New Normal or Just Bad?

Up front disclaimers: Job hopping articles get people wound the heck up. This one shouldn’t—I tried to stick to logic and some well-reasoned opinions. This post isn’t about

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Employers Love Lesbians 9% More Than Heterosexual Women

I love research. This is from a recent study by Economist: "Research into this area is tricky; getting decent data is hard, and asking people to reveal their sexual