Wonder “WHOA Man”

Kathy Rapp Current Affairs, Diversity, EEO, Employment Law, HR, HR & Marketing, in the news, Kathy Rapp, Lawsuits, politics, Pop Culture, Women, Women in the Workplace

More than anything, I wanted a Barbie when I was little.  Santa thankfully came through the year I was 5 and I still have that very special Barbie 20 years later (ok – that was a lie, it’s more like 30). Or 40. Let’s just say it was a loooong time ago. My daughter has now inherited my Barbie collection …

On Privilege

Laurie Ruettimann Diversity, EEO, Laurie Ruettimann

I just read a great book called Bad Feminist: Essays. Written by Roxane Gay—writer, blogger, professor, feminist—she explores all sorts of funny and interesting stuff from feminism to dating to competitive Scrabble tournaments. I loved the book, and I especially loved the chapter on privilege. Privilege is something that rears its ugly head in the world of HR blogging. Some …

3 Things HR Looks For In An Employee

Tim Sackett 60-Second SPHR, Audacious Ideas, Bad HR, Candidate Pool, Culture, Diversity, EEO, Employment Law, Good HR, Hiring Bias, Interviewing, Profiles, Recruiting, Talent Strategy, Tim Sackett

Have you guys seen all of the selection tools that are out nowadays? It’s crazy.  You can select employees based on almost any personality trait, level of intelligence or emotional intelligence, physical ability, etc. Basically, you decide what you want, and someone, somewhere has already developed that tool.  It’s a great time to be in HR and Talent Acquisition! Here’s …

Condi Rice…Breaking Another Glass Ceiling That Shouldn’t Exist

Jason Pankow Current Affairs, Diversity, EEO, HR & Sports, Jason Pankow, politics

Before I begin my rant this morning, I should print a disclaimer.  My alma mater does not have a football team.  We have an awesome basketball team that seems to love being eliminated in the 2nd round of the tournament (I’m not bitter), but we don’t have football.  My stance on college football is that I will root for the team …

American Idol Accused of Racism

Meredith Soleau Candidate Pool, EEO, Meredith Soleau, Pop Culture

Who better than to report on the latest American Idol scandal than FOT's best karaoke star? Nobody! I should have tried out for the show. Hindsight is always 20/20. Anyway, in case you haven't seen it on the news channels, American Idol has a complaint filed against them at the United States EEOC, charging racism, from nine African American contestants. New York attorney, …

Sackett's Guide to International HR

Tim Sackett Change, China, Communication, Conferences, Culture, Diversity, Don't Feed the Vendors, EEO, Generations, Good HR, HR, Personal Brand, Policies, Recruiting, SHRM, The HR Profession, Tim Sackett, Travel, Trench HR

I traveled to Canada last week to speak at the Achievers user conference – so, basically, I now have International HR experience and I wanted to share it with the FOT nation! (BTW – side note – HR vendor user conferences might be the best kept secret in HR conference action!  You get some great Trench HR pros speaking, folks …

Oh Boy! Diversity Is About To Look A Whole Lot Whiter!

Tim Sackett Audacious Ideas, Candidate Pool, Change, Culture, Diversity, EEO, Generations, HR, Religion, SHRM, Tim Sackett

Dateline 2012 – The U.S. Census releases what is certainly going to be considered a tipping point when it comes to how organizations look at Diversity moving forward!  From CNN: “U.S. minorities now represent more than half of America’s population under the age of 1, the Census Bureau said, a historic demographic milestone with profound political, economic and social implications. …

Prices Aren’t the Only Thing Dropping At Walmart…

Tim Sackett Compensation/Cash Money, Current Affairs, EEO, Salary Caps, Tim Sackett

If you’re male and employed at Walmart, the prices aren’t the only thing dropping – so might your salary! Oh wait, you saw the news about the class action law suit by current and former Walmart female employees claiming they are/were not getting paid the same as men and not getting promotions (here) – and you just assumed that Walmart would …