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

Kathy Rapp Benefits, Change, Communication, Culture, Current Affairs, Driving Productivity, Employee Engagement, Employment Branding and Culture, Engagement and Satisfaction, HR, HR & Sports, Kathy Rapp, Leadership, Performance, Pop Culture, Retention, Social Media, Talent Management, wellness

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 had to get up, lost my train of thought once again, but brought back the bubbly. Why do I have writer’s block?  I’m totally uninspired by pop culture, current music, …

Which HR Specialty Lets You Work Forever?

RJ Morris Benefits, Compensation/Cash Money, HR, in the news, Outmatch, RJ Morris

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 all are. Scary stuff, of course. Most common proposed solution? Don’t retire. How many family members at holiday functions will trot out this gem? “Aw, I’m never gonna retire. I’ll work forever.” …

Stop Doing Stupid Things: HR and Talent Edition

Steve Boese Bad HR, Benefits, Employee Engagement, HR, Learning and Development, Steve Boese

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 plan that simultaneously helps retain employees while also rewarding your best performers fairly—these are tough, tough challenges. Not to mention the just-about-daily slog to find, engage, and hire increasingly hard-to-find candidates with …

Musing On The Candidate Experience… In Parental Recruiting Mode

Kelly Dingee Benefits, Candidate Pool, Compensation/Cash Money, Good HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Millenial Voice, Payroll, Recognition, Retention, Salary Caps, Talent Strategy

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 great at their jobs, their bosses loved them, and they were asked to come back this year. But there were some fails along the way that damaged their candidate experience. What …

5 Common Myths Employees Have About HR & Recruiting

Tim Sackett Audacious Ideas, Bad HR, Benefits, Hiring Managers, HR

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 person finds out you work in HR and/or Talent and immediately has a response. The response usually has to do with some sort of myth that is perpetuated about our profession. “Oh, …

The Relationship Between Being Knocked Up and Paying Out PTO…

Kris Dunn Bad HR, Benefits, HR, Kris Dunn, Payroll, Work Life Balance, You Want Me To Pay For What!?

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 favor of a proposed law/tax that funds fully paid maternity leave (click to read the post).  Since I’ve routinely called him BARON VON SACKETT in a call out to his free market/Fox …

Why You Should Eliminate Your Paid Time Off Policies

Andy Porter Andy Porter, Bad HR, Benefits, Good HR, Workplace Flexibilty

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 puts in hours on nights and weekends, much to the chagrin of his family (don’t even bring up the smartphone). He’s a professional and paid well to care about his work …

What’s Driving Compensation In Your Market?

Guest: Kent Pritchett Benefits, Compensation/Cash Money, Hiring Bias, HR & Sports, Payroll, You Want Me To Pay For What!?

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 the results have been pretty good since then—assuming you call two championships, two MVPs and an Olympic gold medal pretty good. His reasons why were pretty clear: there are worse places to …