Pack Up Your Pipeline: Reefer Madness & Recruiting

Matt Charney Audacious Ideas, Bad HR, HR, Matt Charney, The HR Profession

There are few topics more taboo in the strange sweater-and-swag-filled world of HR than smoking weed, or “ingesting marijuana,” if you’re an employee handbook or an SPHR.  While stuff like pre-employment testing and after-hours activities among workers were in heavy rotation, Bogarting much of the coverage, what was passed to the left hand side was the fact that, like cell …

Women Should Flirt More

Tim Sackett Audacious Ideas, Bad HR, Good HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Negotiation, Tim Sackett

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, it’ll feel like the first time… (the first time you read it—get your head out of the gutter!). Fast Company expert blogger, Alicia Morga—named one of the most influential women in technology …

Why Your Social Recruiting Efforts Suck

Kris Dunn Bad HR, Candidate Pool, Kris Dunn, Recruiting, Social Networking, Social Recruiting, Sourcing

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 sense? Fine. Gather round the campfire kids, ’cause KD is about to hit the refresh button in your FOT browser—get ready for some science in the blast-from-the-past post below.  Cliff notes first: Because …

A Compensation Plan Where Everyone Earns More Is… Stupid

RJ Morris Bad HR, Compensation/Cash Money, Leadership, Pop Culture, RJ Morris

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 punks to deal with—it seemed perfect for me. So, I entered grad school and taught two classes on my own while taking my classes. I loved teaching, but hated being a teacher. …

Straight to Hell Book Review

Laurie Ruettimann Audacious Ideas, Bad HR, Books, Laurie Ruettimann

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 Amazon author page). He joined Salomon Brothers as a young graduate and finished his career with Citigroup in New York, London, and Hong Kong. Bur Lefevre is best known for his …

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

Steve Boese Bad HR, Change, HR, Recruiting, Steve Boese

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 a “passive” candidate in order to try and recruit him or her away from their company? Is there any reason or development why you would not call in to a …

VIDEO: No Scrubs with Tim Sackett – Debunking the HR Wingman Myth

Dawn Burke Audacious Ideas, Bad HR, Cara Lucas, Dawn Burke, The HR Profession, Tim Sackett, Video

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 most recent post at Fistful of Talent: Wanna Be Taken Seriously? Quit Being A Wingman, Damn It. Check out the video now to hear the ever-entertaining duo break down their philosophy on “the HR …