This Is Your Brain On Social Media (And It May Not Be Good.)

Paul Hebert Change, Change Management, Communication, Culture, Employee Communications, Employee Engagement, Engagement and Satisfaction, HR Technology, Paul Hebert, Social Media

Below is a video of Dr. Dan Siegel, clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine, discussing the impact social media is having on us humans. And not just on our behavior – but on the actual physical way our brain is wired. The video is only 4 minutes long but those with the most minimal of attention …

I Don’t Care What You Want – I Want To Know What You Think

Paul Hebert Change Management, Employee Engagement, Employee Relations, Engagement and Satisfaction, HR, Paul Hebert

Every 38.6 seconds another survey hits the interweb tubes that says employees want “X.” Sometimes it’s more money (who are we kidding – it’s always more money – stop asking – just make the assumption and move on.) Sometimes it’s more recognition and more validation. Sometimes it’s just more fattening food in the vending machines (okay – that one might …

Sympathy For The Devil

John Whitaker Audacious Ideas, Change Management, Culture, Employee Relations, Good HR, John Whitaker

Besides the distinction of being a kick-ass jam, the Rolling Stones classic tune “Sympathy for the Devil” offers an interesting discussion on the duplicity of human nature. We’re a funny bunch of monkeys, my fellow HR professionals… as “good” as we may strive to be, we still are not above using whatever means necessary to achieve the ultimate goal. Lie, …

Remove It Or Use It – Achieving Your HR Goals In 2015

Paul Hebert Change Management, Employee Coaching, Employee Communications, Employee Relations, Paul Hebert, Seat at the Table

We’re only a few weeks into the new year and most of us have been through the process of reviewing last year’s work, checking the boxes of things completed, pulling forward or hiding those that were left unaccomplished and setting your goals for 2015. If you’re like me, you try to keep your list of goals short. I try to …

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 …

I Rewired My Employee’s Brain and You Won’t Believe What Happened Next…

Paul Hebert Change Management, Employee Coaching, Employee Communications, Employee Engagement, Employee Relations, Engagement and Satisfaction, Paul Hebert

It is all the rage to say that engagement is management’s fault. And that is because in most cases it is the truth. And it’s their boss’s fault. And their boss’s boss’s fault. There is no end to the ladder of blame. At the core of this problem is we continue to manage employees like we did when Don Draper …

HR Needs to Play With Legos

Paul Hebert Change Management, Good HR, HR, Innovation, Organizational Development, Paul Hebert

We’ve all read the blogs, the articles, and the tweets. The business world is changing faster and faster. As soon as you’re comfortable with one set of rules, the game changes and new rules apply. It’s not just markets, but it’s companies, too. Show of hands—who’s heard the term “pivot?” Probably a bunch of you. Now go look back in …

The Systems of Engagement

William Tincup Audacious Ideas, Change Management, Employee Engagement, Good HR, HR Tech, HR Technology, HR Vendors, William Tincup

Okay, this is a very early stage idea. *disclaimer* *drum roll* What if employee engagement is somehow tethered to the love/hate relationships employees have with the systems they use for work? Example: Recruiters absolutely love working in the ATS that you’ve provided for them. Love. Like can’t imagine life without said system. Something happens… new boss, business was acquired, ATS …

He Said What??! Microsoft’s CEO Better Hope Karma Is Really a Guy.

Kathy Rapp Change Management, Coaching, Communication, Compensation/Cash Money, Current Affairs, Kathy Rapp, Leadership

What’s the phrase… “Karma is a bitch?”  Talk about poetic given Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella’s comments about how women should ask for a raise—said no less in front of 10,000 women at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Conference. “For women who aren’t comfortable asking for a raise, what’s your advice for them?” asked Maria Klawe, a member …

Re-Entry Is A Bitch

Dawn Burke Career Paths, Change, Change Management, Dawn Hrdlica, Good HR, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Recognition

I’ve been off the blog grid for a long time. Why? These words come to mind: Life. Work. Focus. Depletion. Writer’s block. Fatigue. Apathy. Boredom. Regurgitation. Extra-work. My soul—not my brain—my soul needed some quiet… at least some fraction of quiet in a very busy life. Life sucker-punched me and the grief I covered up with work finally forced itself …