In the immortal words of Jean Paul Sartre, ‘Au revoir, gopher’

Kathy Rapp Communication, Culture, Employee Communications, HR (& Life!) Advice, Kathy Rapp

OK, kids.  Time for some fun.  You should know by now from my bio I LOVE Caddyshack.  Given it is the end of summer and the beginning of year-end craziness in HR land I thought our loyal FOT followers needed some humor.  Plus, this post is scheduled to run on a Saturday…so I’m just gonna blow up some gophers with …

Class of 2016 – The Same But Different

Paul Hebert Change, College Recruiting, Communication, Culture, Current Affairs, Diversity, Employee Communications, Employee Relations, Generations, HR, Paul Hebert

My grandparents had a party line at their house.  I remember picking up the phone and hearing other’s talking.  I also remember my Great Aunt getting on the phone just so she could eaves drop on the conversations the neighbors were having.  The neighbors knew she was on the line.  They didn’t care. Sounds a lot like twitter no? We …

Do Job Postings Matter? What About Other Marketing Elements to Your Openings?

Kris Dunn Candidate Pool, Change, Communication, Employment Branding and Culture, Harassment, Job Market, Kris Dunn, Recruiting, Social Media and Talent, Sourcing, Webinar

Seriously – Do job postings and other marketing elements even matter to the response you get to your open jobs? I suspect the world falls into three camps: –They absolutely matter.  Doing a better job marketing open jobs should be a priority. –They don’t  matter.  People try and get too cute and all people want is for you to hit …

Will Using Social Media in Your HR Strategy Open You Up to Self-Absorbed Whiners?

Paul Hebert Communication, Employee Communications, Employee Relations, Employment Branding and Culture, Generations, Paul Hebert, Policies, Social Media

The XXX Olympics (I snicker every time I type that.  Should I use the number 30 instead?) has been running for the last week and there have been some high points and low points.  The NBC coverage – both real-time and prime-time has been difficult to manage and some of the connectorati have voiced their outrage at how crappy some …

William the Disgruntled

William Tincup Bad HR, Communication, Culture, Good HR, Influence, Leadership, Performance, Personal Brand, William Tincup

I haven’t posted on Fistful of Talent in a few weeks. Turns out, I’ve been in a funk lately. See, my boss – in this case, Kris Dunn, really pissed me off. Here’s the backstory… As most of you know, I’ve been contributing, ahem offending, the Fistful of Talent audience for about 2 years now. Recently, I wrote an article… …

Employment Branding: Resources to Get the Recognition You Deserve!

Steve Gifford Always Be Closing, Business Development, Communication, Employee Communications, Employment Branding and Culture, Recognition, Steve Gifford

Bookmark this list and save it to get credit for the good things you’re doing anyway. We at FOT are focusing on your EVP this month, culminating in the Bootstrap Your Employment Brand the FOT Way webinar  (tickets are still available, but going fast!).  As great as you might think your employment brand is, though, external validation helps with these things. You’ve …

First Day on the Job Blues

Tim Sackett Communication, Culture, Employee Communications, Employment Branding and Culture, Engagement and Satisfaction, Good HR, Hiring Managers, HR, Leadership, Onboarding, Organizational Development, Retention, Tim Sackett, Trench HR

I was reminded recently on how much your first day on the jobs sucks! I hear you – “What Tim?!” – the first day is the best!  No, it’s not – more than likely if you’re reading this, you’re an HR or Talent Pro so you “think” the first day on the job is wonderful – because you’ve designed orientation …

Go Young Or Go Home

Ed Baldwin Communication, Generations, Influence

When most people think about mentoring programs they think about an old school traditionalist attempting to talk a little real world sense into a millennial with lofty, impractical albeit creative ideas.  A gray haired fifty-something in business dress offering school of hard knocks knowledge transfer to a t-shirt clad tattooed twenty-something who considers the information being provided by his mentor …

Sensible Shoes Suck. And So Do Dress Codes.

Kathy Rapp Communication, Culture, Engagement and Satisfaction, Kathy Rapp, Leadership, Policies

I met a friend for lunch recently and he says to me, “I’d have to send you home because of your shoes if you worked at my company”.  I looked at my feet to see (lovely) black, patent leather, high-heel sandals.  “Why on earth would these shoes cause me to be sent home” I ask.  “Well, they aren’t considered sensible shoes because …