Employee Engagement Plan – Dumb or Dumber? You Make the Call

Paul Hebert Bad HR, Employee Engagement, Engagement and Satisfaction, Paul Hebert

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 arm, I’ve seen more bad ideas around engagement than you can shake 100 sticks at. (How Pokemon Go can drive employee engagement with virtual workers will soon be the next BIG …

Introducing The Great Candidate Experience Impresario: Gerry Crispin

Dawn Burke Bad HR, candidate experience, Candidate Pool, Dawn Burke

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 it would be fabulous if I introduced someone who we both consider to be the founder, the impresario, the visionary, the sponsor, and the advocate of the candidate experience movement—Gerry Crispin. You wanna …

Develop Your HR Philosophy

Laurie Ruettimann Audacious Ideas, Bad HR, FOT Reads, Good HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Laurie Ruettimann

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 a term for how I view the world. I’m a defensive pessimist. I try to figure out what can go wrong so I can prevent sorrow and chaos. Believe it or …

Conceit Is The Downfall of Great Recruiting

Tim Sackett Bad HR, candidate experience, Candidate Pool, Communication, HR, Recruiting, Recruitment Marketing, The FOT Soap Box, This Week in HR

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 away easily. You can do hundreds of genuine things, and people will still remember the one conceited way you acted from five years ago! Corporate talent acquisition has a major conceit problem …

Job Hopping Recruiters: The New Normal or Just Bad?

RJ Morris Bad HR, Influence, Labor, Leadership, Recruiting, RJ Morris, Uncategorized

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 you. Don’t get wound the heck up. Like any job category, talent acquisition pros come in all sizes, but there is one thing that’s easy to see after looking at a slew …

Employers Love Lesbians 9% More Than Heterosexual Women

Tim Sackett Audacious Ideas, Bad HR, Compensation/Cash Money, Current Affairs, Good HR, Hiring Bias, HR, Talent Strategy, Tim Sackett

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 orientation can be even harder. But studies across the world (in Canada, America, Germany, Britain and the Netherlands) tend to uncover the same phenomenon; while gay men suffer an earnings penalty, …

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 …