10 HR Recommendations for 2017

RJ set me up nice last week with his post on questions to ask before looking for a new HR gig.  And he’ll be pleased to know at least 5… Get the Rest

Is Your Talent Strategy Krzyzewski or Calipari-Flavored?

You think this is going to be a sports post. Trust me, it's more about you than it is about sports. Simple question - Is Your Talent Strategy more

Amazon Suicide Attempt: Sometimes Big Events Lead to Big Change…

The title says it all - sometimes it takes big events to lead to big change. Back in 2015, Amazon came under fire following a shocking piece from the

Leadership. It’s Always the Answer

How many of you are in the throes of strategy planning and budgeting for 2017?  It's also talent review, total rewards and expense management season.  Oh, and for

The Hidden Employee – What We Learned from Last Night

I had a post locked and loaded for today but after listening to the pundits on a variety of channels discuss the surprise outcome of the Presidential election

Want to Foster a Risk-Taking Culture? If So, You Better Be Willing to Deal With a $2 Million Mistake

You've heard managers say it over and over -- "we want our employees to feel they can take risks!" -- yet you wonder how many companies really, truly

VP of Equality Is The Rationalized Replacement for VP of Diversity at Salesforce

If you don't like the answer, you can always change the question. Especially if you have money. Lots of money. There's a lot of companies across America that struggle

Cultural Meltdown: When Values Don’t Match Workers’ Day-to-Day Reality

"If there is one job that I as CEO must do for our team members, customers, communities, and shareholders, it is to be the keeper of our company’s

Weak-Link vs. Strong-Link Employee Programs

On a recent road trip to Kentucky to watch my FSU Seminoles get absolutely slaughtered on the football field, I hopped on the Malcolm Gladwell Revisionist History podcast

Peyton Manning Syndrome: Over-Exposing High Potential Talent

If you're looking for more thoughts on how to develop talent, join FOT for our webinar on Using Assessments to Build Your Superteam (click this link to register). You're