worst recruiting job

The Worst Recruiting Job

I worked for a few clients early in my career who “just wanted a body.” In their minds, anyone was better than no one.  Bad breath better than no breath,… Get the Rest


Women Should Flirt More

FOT Note: Where my ladies at!? This Friday, we're giving you a golden gift---a blast-from-the-past FOT post you know you want to read again... trust us, it's so good,

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Why Your Social Recruiting Efforts Suck

Note from FOT: The best social recruiting efforts give gifts of time, knowledge, community and transparency into the organization you recruit for. Need a story to have it all make


A Compensation Plan Where Everyone Earns More Is… Stupid

When I finished my undergrad, I wanted to be a college professor. Summers off, four or five classes to teach, the opportunity to do research, no high school

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Straight to Hell Book Review

I just finished reading Straight to Hell: True Tales of Deviance, Debauchery, and Billion-Dollar Deals. The author, John LeFevre, has enjoyed a distinguished career in international finance (per his


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

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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


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


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


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