reference checks

The Unholy Trinity of HR: Reference Checks

When I was in college, my pals and I listened to a lot of music. We determined rock artists Lou Reed, Iggy Pop and David Bowie were so brilliantly cavalier… Get the Rest

interview

What eHarmony Can Teach Us About Finding The Employee-Employer Match Made In Heaven

I signed up for eHarmony.com. Yes, I’m still happily married to my baby’s daddy whose birth I wrote about for FOT a few months back.  And he’s actually

employee smart

Finders Keepers – Uncovering The Smartest Employee At Your Company

I couldn't sleep the other night, probably because of the 14 Diet Dews I had throughout the day, but I had an Epiphany while staring at the ceiling

hire

Can You Hire Better Than Google?

As long as I can remember, everyone in HR and Talent has wanted to be like Google.  Every conference you attend, every article you read, it all comes

burn a pitch

Sometimes You Just Need To “Burn” A Hire

I love baseball. There is a concept in baseball where a pitcher will "burn" a pitch, here and there. Basically, it means that the pitcher isn’t actually trying

Best employee

Good to Great: Thinking About Employee Development Plans for Your Team…

You expect me to give it to you straight, right?  Of course you do. The biggest lie that HR ever told the world is that it's important to treat

science

VIDEO: Ben Taylor on What Real Talent Pros Need To Know About Predictive Analytics

Kicking off this month at the “Weird Science” Series, Tim Sackett chats via video with Ben Taylor, Chief Data Scientist at HireVue, on the future of predictive analytics in hiring the right

work anniversary

5 Things You Should Know This Week

Let's get do this, Monday. Kick start your week with these 5 articles below: 1. Top 10 People You Must Have In Your Network To Find A Job: In this

Surprise-and-Delight

Recruit Like A Marketer: Surprise and Delight (Then Reap The Social Reward!)

Yesterday Uber partnered with the Animal Planet to bring adorable and adoptable puppies to offices in a handful of major metropolitan cities in their footprint. While the offer

high standards

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

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