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

3 Reasons HR Should Pay Attention to the Amazon-Whole Foods Deal

$13.7 billion buys a lot of organic quinoa. Lots of talk around Amazon's purchase of Whole Foods and what it means for the grocery business, farmers, those whose jobs

Is Your Investment in Social Recognition Solving a Problem or Creating One?

All the world’s agog over “social recognition.” For those of you in Washington, DC “social recognition” is the act of surfacing recognition in a company through the use of

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News Flash From IBM: There IS a Downside to a Remote Workforce

I'm surprised this didn't happen sooner, but IBM, an early and vocal champion of a remote workforce, finally discovered what any remote worker could have told you years

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HR Bedside Manner

"Tell me the truth, Doc... how long do I have?" Have you ever been under the knife? Consider your state of mind when you feel especially vulnerable. Not only

5 Simple Strategies To Stop Sucking At Sourcing

Sourcing is one of those skill sets that you continue to use even after you leave recruiting--and just as relevant if your new job, like mine, involves generating

Hi, My Name Is…Low-Hanging Fruit

Yep - that's me! The Low-Hanging Fruit on the LinkedIn tree. What's it like being in Talent Acquisition and low-hanging fruit? Well, you're popular with a variety of people.

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How Talent (or Lack Thereof) Can Lead to Systemic Business Failure

The legend, John Hollon, tore into United here at FOT earlier this week, accurately writing that culture problems are the core reason Satan ranks higher than United in

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ALWAYS Believe Adults Mean What They Say

As HR Pros and Talent Acquisitions Specialists we have to make judgments based on information. We usually gather this information in the form of interviews (job interviews, coaching

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Writer’s Block. Six-Year-Olds. And Truth.

Be forewarned.  I am experiencing writer's block.  It's so bad, I just poured myself a glass of bubbly and then proceeded to leave it in the kitchen. Which meant