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Writer’s Block. Six-Year-Olds. And Truth.

Be forewarned.  I am experiencing writer’s block.  It’s so bad, I just poured myself a glass of bubbly and then proceeded to leave it in the kitchen. Which meant I… Get the Rest

Which HR Specialty Lets You Work Forever?

As we approach year-end, be prepared to hear alarming stats about how no one saves enough for retirement. 'Tis the season for breathless stories about how underfunded we

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

Musing On The Candidate Experience… In Parental Recruiting Mode

I have two teenagers... both were gainfully employed last summer.  Which meant I had a summer of bliss.  You know what I mean if you have teenagers. Both did

5 Common Myths Employees Have About HR & Recruiting

I know many of you run into the same thing. You introduce yourself to someone in a non-professional setting---say a neighborhood picnic or some other social gathering. The

The Relationship Between Being Knocked Up and Paying Out PTO…

What the hell is going on in America?  My friend and FOT colleague Tim Sackett dropped some science earlier this week that indicated he actually might be in

Happy Spring Break! Now Get Back to Work.

It’s Spring Break this week (at least where I live)! Time to take some time off!!! Vacation time!!! What’s that? You did not get any time away from the office this

Why You Should Eliminate Your Paid Time Off Policies

Let's meet Bill: Bill's a hard-working guy who always meet his goals (sometimes exceeding them). He's more than willing to help out others on his team, and he regularly

Random Thoughts as I Thaw Out My Brain…

Random thoughts on the work world as I thaw out from shoveling for the fourth time in a week... I really hate that some hiring managers still think there

What’s Driving Compensation In Your Market?

LeBron James famously once said that he was going to take his talents to South Beach to play for the Miami Heat. That was three years ago and