Employees Who Take Stands: Colin Kaepernick Is The New Dixie Chicks

Kris Dunn Culture, Current Affairs, Kris Dunn

Have you heard about Colin Kaepernick?  Of course, you have.  Kaepernick is the San Francisco 49er quarterback who refused to stand for the national anthem to protest what he feels is racial injustice in America. I’m not here to wag the finger at Kaepernick.  One of the things that makes this the greatest country in the world is the fact that …

Illegal to Ask about a Candidate’s Compensation?

RJ Morris Compensation/Cash Money, Current Affairs, Employment Law, Negotiation, Outmatch, RJ Morris

Talent acquisition professionals get paid to talk turkey with candidates. I am talking about cold, hard cash money. What do you need, what do you feel your skillset is worth, what do you want, what will it take, and where are you at now? Every recruiter I have known is comfortable handling these conversations in a professional manner. ….until now. …

Fear and Loathing for Talent Pros from the Fed’s Beige Book

Steve Boese Compensation/Cash Money, Current Affairs, HR, Job Market, Recruiting, Steve Boese, War for Talent

Because I often have nothing more interesting to do in my spare time, I like to peruse the Federal Reserve Board’s Summary of Commentary on Current Economic Conditions, known more informally as The Beige Book. The Beige Book is issued eight times per year, and consists of a collection of “anecdotal information on current economic conditions” by each Federal Reserve …

Nobody Wants Those Crummy Trump Jobs

Laurie Ruettimann Change, Change Management, Culture, Current Affairs, Immigration, Laurie Ruettimann

I’m unabashedly libertarian in my politics. I don’t think government can solve anything that you can’t fix yourself. There are exceptions, of course. You can’t fight systemic problems like racism and sexism that are baked into our operating system. Like a computer virus, those problems require intervention beyond our individual capabilities. But, for the most part, you’re accountable for bringing …

Analytics Gone Wild – Increase In Talent

Tim Sackett Current Affairs, Driving Productivity, FOT Reads, Good HR, HR, Innovation, Metrics, Organizational Development, Tim Sackett

One cool thing about going to a bunch of HR and Talent conferences in the spring is you get to hear what everyone is doing around the world.  At one point in the past two weeks, I honestly can’t remember who or where I heard someone speak about measuring their “increase in talent” to the organization. The actual measure was something …

Would You Hire Any Of The Presidential Candidates For Your Company?

Tim Sackett Audacious Ideas, candidate experience, Candidate Pool, Current Affairs, FOT Reads, Hiring Bias, Hiring Managers, HR, HR Tech, HR Technology, Recruiting, Tim Sackett

FOT Nation! I’m trying out a new app called Anchor.FM today. Anchor was one of the hottest stories to come out of this year’s SXSW and so far it looks like a fun way to drive conversations around a topic. It’s pretty simple. Download Anchor.fm to your iPhone (not Android app yet). Follow me. Then you can actually respond back with …

You’re Boring Me

Matt Charney Audacious Ideas, Culture, Current Affairs, Employment Branding and Culture, Good HR, HR, HR & Marketing, Matt Charney, The FOT Soap Box

My freshman year of college, I lived in a high-rise dorm in the middle of the hood. I loved every minute of it. My favorite part, however, was the fact I could see the Hollywood sign from the window of the shared bathroom. Every morning I looked out and thought to myself how awesome it was to be so close …

Employers Love Lesbians 9% More Than Heterosexual Women

Tim Sackett Audacious Ideas, Bad HR, Compensation/Cash Money, Current Affairs, Good HR, Hiring Bias, HR, Talent Strategy, Tim Sackett

I love research. This is from a recent study by Economist: “Research into this area is tricky; getting decent data is hard, and asking people to reveal their sexual orientation can be even harder. But studies across the world (in Canada, America, Germany, Britain and the Netherlands) tend to uncover the same phenomenon; while gay men suffer an earnings penalty, …

Hey, Look! Your New Diversity Chief is a White Guy!

Tim Sackett Culture, Current Affairs, Diversity, Race, Tim Sackett

This didn’t get kicked up in the HR blogosphere too much and I was surprised, but it was released during the holidays and, let’s face it, we really don’t care about social equality if it effects our time off. Twitter recently named its new Diversity Chief, and it’s a white guy!  That isn’t sitting well with folks who are really into …

5 Recruitment Content Marketing Predictions for 2016

Matt Charney Audacious Ideas, Culture, Current Affairs, HR, HR & Marketing, Matt Charney, Recruitment Marketing, Social Media and Talent, Sourcing, Talent Strategy

I know—you’re a recruiter, so you probably don’t care a ton about content, except, you know, job ads and resumes and social profiles and search results and $hit like that. And you’re thinking, Great, here we go again… another post about content marketing taking up valuable real estate where you could be learning the “10 Ways You Can Supercharge Your …