5 Signs It’s Time For Your HR Vacation

Dawn Burke Benefits, Career Advice, Communication, Culture, Dawn Burke, Driving Productivity, Email, Good HR, HR, Vacation 0 Comments

OK gang—you have just a handful of days left to take off for your “holiday” vacation. If I know you, the overachiever you are, I bet you didn’t take enough vacation time throughout 2018 and you are now faced with “use-or-lose” time. To make sure you actually take time off in 2019, here are some telltale signs it is time …

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

Mark Fogel Audacious Ideas, Business Development, Candidate Pool, Career Paths, Change, Change Management, Communication, Conferences, Employee Development, HR, Mark Fogel, Risks 0 Comments

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 quote comes from the movie Risky Business. Joel, the character played by Tom Cruise, is much like a teenage version of an HR pansy. Coasting through life on smarts, good looks …

Call Me! The Lost Art of Picking Up The Phone.

Kathy Rapp Audacious Ideas, candidate experience, Communication, Culture, Employee Communications, employee experience, Engagement and Satisfaction, Executive Search, Generations, Kathy Rapp, Leadership, Recruiting, War for Talent 2 Comments

Gen X version: “Call me (call me) on the line Call me, call me any, anytime“ Millennial version: “Hey, I just met you, And this is crazy, But here’s my number, So call me, maybe!” Aside from the observation that Millennials are much coyer in their request for a call (“So call me, maybe!”) and those of us who identify …

HR Girl Power in 2019

Kathy Rapp A.I., Career Advice, Change, Change Management, Communication, Corporate America, Culture, Current Affairs, Diversity, Driving Productivity, Employee Development, Engagement and Satisfaction, Good HR, Harassment, Hiring Bias, HR, in the news, Kathy Rapp, Leadership, Learning and Development, Performance, Recruiting, Sexual Harassment, Succession Planning, Talent Management, Women, Women in the Workplace 0 Comments

Ariana Grande proclaimed “God is a Woman,” Keith Urban sang about “Female,” and Jesse J begged girls to feel elevated and say “I am a Queen.” Fearless Girl is on the move to the NY Stock Exchange; Sheryl Sandberg focused headlines read “Fall from Grace” for her part in Facebook’s mishaps, and a new study shows a 51% wage gap …

Fear and Loathing in HR and Talent Acquistion

Kris Dunn ATS, candidate experience, Communication, Employment Branding and Culture, HR, HR & Marketing, Leadership, Recruiting, Recruitment Marketing, Social Media and Talent, Talent Acquisition, Talent Strategy 0 Comments

If FOT has anything in our readers, we have the following: –Readers who are generally looking for the best way to do things. –Readers who are trying to be better than the average HR/TA pro. –Readers who like to change things. That’s great, right?  The answer is actually MOST OF THE TIME, IT’S GREAT. SOMETIMES IT’S NOT. This is a …

5 Hard Lessons I’ve Learned About Being a Better Manager and Boss

John Hollon Business Development, Career Paths, Coaching, Communication, Culture, Employee Coaching, Employee Communications, Employee Development, Employee Engagement, Employee Relations, Engagement and Satisfaction, Leadership, Learning and Development, Performance, Recognition 1 Comment

I’m a sucker for anything that tries to answer a question that I almost never hear anyone ask, much less answer: How can you be a good boss? Notice that I say anything that “tries” to answer because I usually find that most advice on how to better manage people usually goes one of two ways — it’s either very …

This Job Crunch is our Least Favorite Form of Exercise

Guest: Rachel Bitte ATS, Brand Ambassadors, candidate experience, Candidate Pool, Communication, Email, Employment Branding and Culture, Generations, HR Tech, HR Technology, Job Market, Jobvite, Mobile, Mobile Recruiting, Rachel Bitte, Social Media and Talent, Social Networking 0 Comments

Have you heard? For four straight months this year, the number of open jobs outnumbered the people out of work in the U.S. If you’re like most in the talent acquisition biz, you’re probably feeling the squeeze of this historically tight labor market. There are no signs that this trend will slow down soon, which is great news for workers …

The Placebo Employment Brand

Tim Sackett Business Development, candidate experience, Communication, Diversity, Employment Branding and Culture, HR, HR & Marketing, Influence, Recruiting, Recruitment Marketing, Talent Acquisition, Tim Sackett 4 Comments

There’s a ton of research done on placebos. You give one group the real medicine, you give another group the ‘placebo‘ pills, and then tell both groups what they should expect… and amazingly in almost every test, the placebo group will see most of the same effects as the real medicine group. The power of the mind is a crazy …

Don’t Feed the Vendors – the RFP Response Edition

Holland Dombeck McCue Business Development, Communication, Don't Feed the Vendors, Holidays, Holland Dombeck, HR Tech, HR Technology, HR Vendors, Innovation 2 Comments

I’m throwing it back to old school FOT today for a Black Friday edition of “Don’t Feed the Vendors.” For those unfamiliar with the segment, we used spotlight vendors on the site long before the days of sponsored content and influencer campaigns and allowed them their 15-minutes on the site. However, it’s the day after Thanksgiving, and now I’m craving …

3 Ways to Ensure Your Work Communications Show Kindness

Dawn Burke Change, Communication, Culture, Dawn Burke, Email, Employee Coaching, Employee Communications 2 Comments

Work communications are always a barrel of laughs. Usually, when I have gotten in trouble either at work or with a pal, it involved me snapping off in an email. I don’t do it often, but when I do, I spend the next days downing an entire, full-fat version of humble pie, second-guessing my instincts, and generally feeling pretty s**ty. …