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Mood Rings, Magic 8-Balls & Employee Engagement

I’m a product of the 70s. I had bell bottoms, platform sandals and wore my hair in braids. I also had a mood ring that was a piece of crap…. Get the Rest

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September 11, 2015.

Everyone remembers where they were fourteen years ago today. I remember and I reflect on a decision I made that could have altered my career. September 11, 2001.  I


The 5 Best Cultural Fit Scenes from Hollywood…

Cultural fit. You know it's real, but you hate it when a hiring manager who is an absolute dufus goes with the most general feedback possible: "I just didn't


Intimacy In The Workplace: It’s a “Do”

The Breakfast Club (TBC) is 30 years old this year, which means I first saw it when I was 3. Okay... maybe I was 5. It's a classic movie that


When You ASSuME

There was a show on TV in the early 70s about roomates---one was neat and one was sloppy. It bore NO resemblance to the cluster that ran in

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The Evolution of Hiring: Do It Differently

One of my favorite cartoons as a kid was The Jetsons.  George and family living in the sky, flying cars and best of all... Rosie, the loveable robot

What Brad Pitt Taught Me About HR

For HR Pros Mission is Peaceful – Implementation is Violent

Sometimes people surprise you. It happened to me this past weekend. I was lounging around looking for a movie to fill up a couple of hours and “Fury”---the WWII


How Do You Lead Today’s Rock Stars?

The NBA Championship is over, yet there is a lot of chatter about the tense relationship between LeBron James and his Cleveland Cavaliers coach, David Blatt.  After observations

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Work-Life Balance: 70 or 75 – Whatever It Takes

In the dark ages when I was just a lad and worked at a large incentive and reward company, we had to fill out time sheets each week.


Employee Resigns: Walk Them Out the Door Or Let Them Work a Notice?

Editor's Note: We're pulling from the vault today, and sharing a "Best Of" post from FOT history--a post that we think stands the test of time and is