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Yes, I Heard About That. Very Sad. So, Are You Open To A New Opportunity?

Here is a question for you as an HR/Talent professional: Is there ever any circumstance where it is not okay to cold call into a company or to directly call… Get the Rest

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Cheering Foul Balls—Sometimes Effort Shouldn’t Count

I spend a lot of time at youth baseball and softball games these days. I have dust in my hair and dirt in my shoes from mid-March to

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VIDEO: Tim Sackett on Debunking the HR Wingman Myth

Is HR really the wind beneath the company's wings? In the video above, Dawn Burke talks to Tim Sackett, President at HRU Technical Resources and fellow FOT blogger, about her

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The Only Metric You Need To Gauge Onboarding Success

No one has ever accused me of adding complexity to a situation. Small words work best with us Midwest folk. Unfortunately, we sometimes allow our desire to provide

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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

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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,

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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

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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

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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

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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