Kiss My Grit: Why Grit Should Be a Consideration When Hiring

Growing up in the 1970s, I watched the t.v. show Alice.  Each time over-the-top waitress Flo would tell diner owner Mel to “Kiss my grits,” I’d laugh.  I loved grits,… Get the Rest

Looking Back at What May Just Be the “Ballsiest” Cover Letter of All Time

Remember the old military concept of "shock and awe"? It got a lot of attention during the Iraq War, and is defined as rapidly dominating an opponent "by the

The Key To Getting Internal Promotions–The Only Guide You’ll Ever Need

Brown-noser.  Suck-up.  Kiss-A**. These are the terms you'll hear.  Pay them no mind, white-collar worker.  You're here to win. Those are the stones thrown by the masses who

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Hire the Overqualified to Maximize Talent ROI

Virtually all companies want to hire the very best talent available.  Most have some version of this statement proudly displayed on their careers page. But we all know

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Labor Market Novelty and Candidate Confidence

I started off my week yesterday reviewing the typical brilliance from fellow FOT contributor, Steve Boese, over at his personal site, Steve Boese's HR Technology. Steve and I

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True Diversity Can’t Be Achieved If You’re Still a School Pedigree Snob…

Hang out around diversity groups/conferences/think-tanks long enough, and you're sure to have your view of diversity widened.  The line of thinking goes that diversity transcends Title 7 classification,

VIDEO: No Scrubs with Charlie Judy – Discriminating Against Boring People

Check out the latest episode of No Scrubs below as Dawn Burke and her guest Charlie Judy, founder of WorkXO, dig in on her blog post, Can I Discriminate Against Boring People? Yes.

Can You Hear Me Now? Hiring a Competitor’s Star or Day-Old Bread?

In the Talent Acquisition world, hiring a big name player from a competitor can be a huge “get,” or it can backfire. "What do you mean, RJ?  I

VP of Equality Is The Rationalized Replacement for VP of Diversity at Salesforce

If you don't like the answer, you can always change the question. Especially if you have money. Lots of money. There's a lot of companies across America that struggle

New School Podcast: Kerri Mills from Indeed on Getting Candidates to Respond To You

On the latest edition of The New School Podcast: Have trouble getting candidates to respond to you? Maybe it's time to rethink your approach. On this episode of The