Engagement Surveys Are the Nielsen Rankings of HR – And That’s Not a Good Thing

Paul Hebert Communication, Employee Communications, Employee Relations, Employment Branding and Culture, Engagement and Satisfaction, Good HR, Influence, Innovation, Paul Hebert, Social Media, Social Networking

If you are looking for additional reasons to include and manage social networks in your organization, think about this… The Nielsen rankings help networks and advertisers determine the value of a show – how much to invest in it – how much to charge advertisers – how much to pay the actors – basically everything.  The Nielsen ranking is the …

WEBINAR: Give FOT 60 Minutes, We’ll Give You A Clue On How to Recruit On Facebook

Kris Dunn Business Development, Candidate Pool, Career Paths, Change, Communication, Culture, Driving Productivity, Employment Branding and Culture, Engagement and Satisfaction, Executive Search, Good HR, HR, HR Technology, Influence, Innovation, Interviewing, Job Boards, Job Market, Recruiting, References, Resumes, Sourcing, Trench HR, War for Talent

That’s right – we’ve got a FOT Webinar coming up on February 2nd.  We call it “Social Recruiting MacGyver Style! No Money, a Paperclip and Facebook – all a Real HR Pro Needs to Recruit.”  Cute.  Jaded.  We’d like to you register, but first let’s manage expectations related to what you’re going to get. If you’ve already advanced your recruiting …

You’re not Mitt Romney…You Don’t Need to Sell Yourself By Bashing Your Competitors

Jason Pankow Always Be Closing, Communication, Employment Branding and Culture, Jason Pankow, Making Offers, Recruiting

Ah…the joys of election season. I love watching candidates try to convince us that the reason we should vote for them is because the other guy sucks. Mitt Romney thinks you should vote against Jon Huntsman because he worked for the other guy. Hunstman can’t take that sitting down so he will tell you about how you should vote against …

The Sourcer Says: Don’t Listen to Hebert, I Love Your “Out of Office” email…

Kelly Dingee Communication, Engagement and Satisfaction, Influence, Kelly Dingee

Paul Hebert is one of my favorite writers here at FOT.   He wrote this piece suggesting out of office emails are a subtle sign of disengagement. I’m going to encourage you to keep using them.  I use them.  Usually by the time I use them, it’s for an extended break, like Thanksgiving.  I’m usually at the point where I …

The Beatles, Lessons In Giving and FOT…

Dawn Burke Communication, Dawn Hrdlica, Influence

The last track on The Beatles last recorded album (Abbey Road) finished with the lyrics, “And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make” Simple, straightforward, and a source of inspiration to me anytime I feel a bit lost.  Work can be a grind and at time feel quite thankless.  If you can take …

Are You A Coach in HR?

Tim Sackett Communication, Tim Sackett

I read an article recently in The New Yorker, probably the best article I’ve read all year, on the importance of “Coaching” by Atul Gawande.  Atul is a writer and a surgeon, smart and creative – I should hate him, but he’s so freaking brilliant! From the article: The concept of a coach is slippery. Coaches are not teachers, but …

Benchmarking and Breakfast – What We Can Learn From the Waffle House…

Steve Boese Communication, Good HR, Steve Boese

So which companies are today’s paragons of modern business practices? The ones most frequently cited in studies and articles highlighting excellent customer service, innovative approaches to design and product development, and for creating and sustaining rich, engaged, and enlightened environments where employees are valued and recognized for their contributions to organizational success? Which companies make the headlines, have authors penning …

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 …

My Ninja…

William Tincup Communication, Employee Relations, HR (& Life!) Advice, William Tincup

I’m currently struggling with an imperfect workaround that I have created for myself.  The “workaround” is the stepsister to the coping mechanism.  It’s how we deal with shit.  Workaround shit.  And, thusly, get shit done. Those who know me know that I have two sons… Henry (5.5) and Van (1.5)… and those that know me, know that I listen to …