10 HR Recommendations for 2017

RJ set me up nice last week with his post on questions to ask before looking for a new HR gig.  And he’ll be pleased to know at least 5… Get the Rest

3 Questions to Ask Before Looking for a New HR Gig

The audience here at FOT is made up of HR and Talent pros, so we don’t usually write job seeker advice. Today’s post, however, is geared towards the

Leadership. It’s Always the Answer

How many of you are in the throes of strategy planning and budgeting for 2017?  It's also talent review, total rewards and expense management season.  Oh, and for

HR, Take Some Risks and Just Say “What the ****”

My favorite movie line of all time and something every HR practitioner needs to do, "Sometimes you need to just say 'what the ****' and take some risks." The

North Carolina, HB2 and HR

I live in North Carolina, a state so beautiful that people like me visit from desperate hell holes in the Midwest and say things like, “I’m never going

Getting Change To Stick

Everyone is either leading change or trying to adapt to it. Very little in our world today remains constant. And yet, change is hard for all of us.

Back-to-School with HR

It's the end of August, and many HR parents are dealing with the back-to-school blues. Not your blues. You've got your life on lockdown, and your kids have been

Incentive Program Design – Here’s your Big-A** Award!

Quick – how many milliliters of morphine should you give to dull the pain of surgery? Don’t know? Let’s try this –which chemotherapy drug do you give for

Nobody Wants Those Crummy Trump Jobs

I'm unabashedly libertarian in my politics. I don't think government can solve anything that you can't fix yourself. There are exceptions, of course. You can't fight systemic problems like

Safe HR Topics for Troubled Times

Unless you're living in a cave, you are up-to-speed on all the latest problems in the world. From the bombings in Baghdad to gun violence in America, there