I Wish I Would Have Used An Assessment: Everyone Has Something To Hide

Dawn Burke Always Be Closing, Audacious Ideas, Bad HR, Dawn Burke, Dawn Hrdlica, Driving Productivity, FOT Reads, Good HR, Hiring Bias, Hiring Managers, HR, HR Technology, HR Vendors, Making Offers

FOT Note:  Who here hates bad hires? (#Everyone) That’s why we recently onboarded Chequed.com as an annual sponsor at FOT, where they’ll sponsor posts like this one, allowing FOT contributors to write without restriction on all things related to pre-hire screening and testing.  Since some FOTers call bad hires “scrubs,” Chequed.com has also signed up to sponsor a FOT video …

Anarchy In The J.O.B

Dawn Burke Culture, Dawn Hrdlica, Generations, Good HR, HR, Influence, Learning and Development, Organizational Development, Seat at the Table, The HR Profession, Training and Development, Workforce Management Articles

Anarchist: A person who rebels against any authority, established order, or ruling power. Guess what? Anarchists are alive and well in your company. And HR is SICK OF IT. Every time we try to do something good, we get criticism. Why? Because we have the “appearance” of some sort of control—no other reason. It’s like I work for an entire …

The Real Reason HR Is Hated: CEO Commitment Phobia

Dawn Burke Dawn Hrdlica, Driving Productivity, Good HR, HR, Leadership, Organizational Development, T+D, Talent Management Power Rankings, Talent Strategy, The HR Profession

Last week I had the pleasure of participating in the Fistful of Talent/SumTotal Hangout with Kris Dunn and Tim Sackett where we had a fabulous HR rant session. I closed out the session with my “everybody hates HR” pet peeve, which I think is a gross overgeneralization. More importantly, I questioned if employees really do “hate HR,” how is HR …

The CYA Report E66: Announcing Resignations [PODCAST]

Cara Lucas Cara Lucas, Dawn Hrdlica, Kris Dunn, Podcast, Tim Sackett

Welcome to The CYA Report, Ep. 66! This is a very special episode, or rather, RANT. We think you’ll likey. This episode features some folks you might know—fellow FOT bloggers, Tim Sackett and Dawn Burke—on Announcing Resignations. Tim and Dawn talk with host, Kris Dunn, and discuss why and how organizations send straight-up weak-@$$ resignations for employees who are already one foot …

HR Bashing: Don’t Let The Bastards Get You Down

Dawn Burke Dawn Hrdlica, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice

There seems to be some recent articles about CHRO roles being eliminated and HR reporting to CFOs/CEOs. These articles seem to say we aren’t good enough, smart enough and—gosh-darn—people don’t like us. HR Perfect? No. Need a revamp? Sure. But are they so irrelevant that CHRO roles should be eliminated? That statement is as screwed up as a soup-sandwich. And certainly as over-generalized as …

Re-Entry Is A Bitch

Dawn Burke Career Paths, Change, Change Management, Dawn Hrdlica, Good HR, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Recognition

I’ve been off the blog grid for a long time. Why? These words come to mind: Life. Work. Focus. Depletion. Writer’s block. Fatigue. Apathy. Boredom. Regurgitation. Extra-work. My soul—not my brain—my soul needed some quiet… at least some fraction of quiet in a very busy life. Life sucker-punched me and the grief I covered up with work finally forced itself …

Dawn Burke talks #SHRM14 and The Livin’ Is Easy. Stuff To Make It Easy (er).

Dawn Burke Dawn Hrdlica, Worldwide FOT

We’ll make this nice and easy. SHRM National is big. This ain’t your local conference.  To navigate big, you need to logistically think small.  If you logistically think small, you can save all your big energy on networking, learning, and thinking. My list is broken into 3 sections.  Learning Essentials, the Expo Hall,  and Clothing/Accessory Essentials. #SHRM14 Learning Essentials:  Read …

Hipster Bias > Another HR Hurdle?

Dawn Burke Culture, Dawn Hrdlica, Hiring Bias, HR (& Life!) Advice

So, I was talking to pal in the tech industry describing an interview they had.  In this interview they met a fabulously talented person. Top notch. Them:  “They are truly fabulous and I’m almost sure they are the top candidate”.  Me:  “Almost sure? Why not go for it and make the hire?”  Them:  “Well, this candidate doesn’t really look like …