DEAD MAN DEFERRAL: MySpace and the Parable Of Not Investing In New Stuff…

Kris Dunn Change, Kris Dunn

I know – your company totally rocks. Best Place to Work Award.  Check. Cool website.  Check. Trendy new hires.  Check. Great line of business (this should have been first on the list, but hey – we’re recruiters).  Check. Technology that’s scalable (this should have come before the branding as well).  uhhh…. You realize that if you don’t constantly tweak and …

Range and Change Anxiety: Electric Cars Are More Like Your Company Than You Think….

Steve Boese Change, Innovation, Steve Boese

Earlier in the week here on FOT, Tim Sackett wrote about change and the tendency of people and organizations to resist change, particularly when they sense that making significant changes to a given practice or process requires a more fundamental shift in thinking and perhaps presents a threat to a status quo that they have invested in heavily. Tim argues, …

The New Normal…

Tim Sackett Change, Tim Sackett

If you ever sit back for a minute and think about how something became “normal”, you would slowly realize that which is normal, was at some point – not normal. This concept actually happens all the time. Just think, 10 years ago it was completely normal for a candidate to wait around 2-3 weeks after an interview, waiting to see …

You Assume Success, But Assume I’m Thinking Failure: Working Infertile Ground During Times of Change.

Dawn Burke Change, Communication, Dawn Hrdlica, Influence, Negotiation

FOT Nation:  Well, it’s looking like I may not be able to have kids.  I’m 39 and without going into a lot of detail, it may not medically be in the cards.  Now please know, I’m still fighting the good fight and don’t feel sunk.  There is still a lot to be done—so please no pity emails/responses/posts.  And please, I …

Giving Advice is like a Punch in the Face if it is Not Asked For

Dawn Burke Change, Culture, Dawn Hrdlica, Employee Relations, Good HR

95% of my job revolves around talent management.  Since the term talent management is overused, my definition of talent management includes: Ensuring Talent is available Ensuring Talent is given rewarding career opportunities Ensuring Talent is in the right place at the right time In order to achieve those three things, I spend a lot of time sharing my opinions, including …

A Night at the Improv with HR…

Paul Hebert Audacious Ideas, Business Development, Change, Driving Productivity, Employee Communications, Employee Relations, Good HR, HR, Innovation, Paul Hebert, Performance

Wouldn’t it be nice to know that for once, things will be staying the same for a while? I think about business in prior decades – the 20’s, 30’s, 40’s and 50’s. Most business folks could get up every day and know that things will be pretty much like they were yesterday (not counting the War years, of course.) Most …

The Hardest Position to Hire: The Executive Admin…

Jason Pankow Candidate Pool, Change, Jason Pankow, Recruiting

Recruiting blogs often talk about the Purple Squirrel; that super niche role that only one person in the entire universe can fill. Or, that big honcho executive who’s a really tough close that keeps you negotiating until you’re handing over the keys to your Miata. Child’s Play, I say to you. These people are nothing! A challenge just like any other. One …

Clark Griswold, Breaking Woks and HR Exit Strategies

RJ Morris Change, Good HR, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, RJ Morris

You gotta love the first week of the New Year–gyms are full, treadmill salespeople are cashing mongo commission checks and Whole Foods is overrun with reformed Twinkie eaters resolving to go organic. Confidence is high after a brutal 2009 and 2010, but a lot of companies, and by extension their HR departments, are still thinking more about exit strategies than …