5 Things You Should Know This Week

Cara Lucas Business Development, Candidate Pool, Cara Lucas, The HR Profession, This Week in HR

Welcome back to another great week with FOT! Check out these 5 articles to get your Monday started right: 1. Millennials Who Are Thriving Financially Have One Thing in Common: These, however, are not your run-of-the-mill Millennials. Nope. These Millennials have something very special: rich parents. 2. The 6 Secrets to Getting Mentored by the Best in the Business: Who are they? Where are …

Think Like A Marketer: The LD Edition

Chelsea Rowe Business Development, Chelsea Rowe, Driving Productivity, Learning, Learning and Development

Let’s face it. So much of what we do in the HR/talent management space is marketing. Holland Dombeck McCue has drawn the parallels between recruiting and marketing like an artist, and if you’ve missed it… well that’s just a shame because “recruit like a marketer” is damn good advice. “Think like a marketer” is also damn good advice for L&D pros. …

Using the Sunk Costs Concept to Manage Performance

RJ Morris Business Development, Driving Productivity, Employee Coaching, HR, Retention, RJ Morris, Talent Strategy

Want a little insight into the educational background of your FOT contributor today? I started off as a business major at a state school, took Accounting 101, flunked it, and became an English major. I have a Masters in Irish Literature and work in Human Resources, and today we are going to talk about economics and Sunk Costs.  Seriously. Sunk …

People With High Standards (Like Jim Harbaugh) Wear People Out

Tim Sackett Business Development, Candidate Pool, Change Management, Coaching, College Recruiting, Digital Interviewing, FOT Reads, Games, Good HR, Hiring Bias, HR, HR & Sports, HR Tech, HR Technology, Tim Sackett

FOT Note:  We here at FOT like to think we get talent and HR at a different level. At the very least, we are probably going to have a different take than the norm.  That’s why we recently onboarded HireVue as an annual sponsor at FOT, where they’ll sponsor posts like this one, allowing FOT contributors to write without restriction …

5 Things You Should Have In Your ATS Messaging to Avoid Looking Like an ***

Kris Dunn Always Be Closing, Business Development, Candidate Pool, Culture, Employee Communications, Good HR, HR & Marketing, Kris Dunn, Recruiting, Resumes, Social Recruiting, Talent Strategy

FOT Note: This post is sponsored by the good folks at CareerBuilder.com, who care so much about the world of recruiting and human resources that they’ve become an annual sponsor at FOT.  Here’s where it gets good: As part of the CareerBuilder sponsorship, FOT contributors get to write anything we want on a monthly basis, and CareerBuilder doesn’t get to review it.  We’re also …

HR 101- Survival Guide

Tim Sackett Bad HR, Business Development, Career Paths, Communication, Good HR, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Influence, Tim Sackett

Over the holidays I got a chance to speak with a green-as-grass, brand new HR Pro.  It was fun to speak with someone who has all that new-job passion and naiveté around HR.  It got me excited to have the conversation.  The one thing she really wanted to know was what I would do to be successful in her spot. That …

HR Initiatives Fall Apart in the Middle

Laurie Ruettimann Always Be Closing, Business Development, Driving Productivity, Good HR, HR, Influence, Laurie Ruettimann, Organizational Development, Performance, Seat at the Table, Talent Management Power Rankings, Talent Strategy, The HR Profession, Workforce Management Articles

Your CEO loves HR. He is your number one fan. When it comes to initiatives such as performance management and wellness, he believes in your ideas. He knows you have potential. It’s his direct reports—the lazy ones, the cynical ones, the ones who have been bypassed for the role of CEO—who are your biggest enemies. They don’t like you. They …

Recruiting Is Not the Dirty Part of HR.

RJ Morris Audacious Ideas, Business Development, Candidate Pool, Good HR, HR, Recruiting, RJ Morris, Talent Strategy, Tim Sackett, War for Talent

The HR content machine, Tim Sackett, wrote over at his blog a few weeks ago about the need for corporate recruiters to aggressively go after talent in the market. Tim, as most professional talent acquisition folks do, scoffed a bit at the term “poaching,” which many people use to describe this. The fact of the matter is that I don’t …

System v. Talent: What Are You Recruiting For?

Tim Sackett Business Development, Driving Productivity, Hiring Bias, HR, Tim Sackett

I’ve always been a huge fan of talent over system. I was never a system believer. My take was, give me the best damn talent, and I’ll kill your system every single time. Every. Single. Time. I think I was wrong. San Antonio Spurs’ recent NBA Championship is a great example of a system beating talent. The Spurs literally looked …

4 People You Need In Your HR Network

Tim Sackett Business Development, Employee Coaching, HR, Tim Sackett, Training and Development

Fast Company published an article titled “The 4 People You Need For An Awesome Network” and like most stuff they put out, it was great!  Here’s a taste: “Start with the Socialite. “If you’re not actively filling the role of Happy Hour Coordinator Extraordinaire,” Augustine writes, “you should befriend whoever is–and quick.” This is the friendly neighborhood super-connector, the person …