annual reviews

Hey HR – Slow Your Roll! These are people’s lives.

Are you feelin’ groovy? Are you feeling like the hep cat who ate the canary? Are you one of the first movers who stopped doing annual performance reviews and become… Get the Rest

The Killer HR App – Your Face

Almost 20 years ago I read a book that made me want to see around corners and over the horizon. That book was called “Unleashing the Killer App.”

Don’t Forget About Burr: Bringing New Talent & Longtime Employees Together

If you have any interest in today’s pop culture, chances are you’ve heard of a little Broadway musical called Hamilton. If you haven’t, here’s the quick rundown: musical genius Lin-Manuel

5 Ways Managers of People Can Make It All About Their Employees

Got a good session coming up on Wednesday at 1pm ET (October 11) at the Meridian Learning and Development Hangout Series called "How Leaning Can Reframe Managers As

Low Employee Performance May Actually Be HR’s Fault

It strikes me that HR has had a long history of low self-esteem. How else do you explain the plethora of articles and blog posts calling for the

(FOT Webinar!) Free Agent Nation: Using Talent Assessments To Build Your Superteam

Anyone else amazed by the USA performance at the Rio Olympic Games?  Just us? If you’re responsible for hiring and developing people, then you'd love to build a dominating

How to Make Your Organization Better at Decisions

Why is it so easy to criticize the decisions of others but so difficult to make the tough calls ourselves? What is it that makes high-stakes decisions so

3-Step Approach For Responding To Employee Concerns

Company leadership receives input from employees in a variety of formats: Engagement surveys, pulse-check forums, rumors heard in the hallway, supervisors reporting what their teams are saying, etc.

I’m Good Enough, I’m Smart Enough, and Doggone It, People Like Me!

"Daily Affirmation with Stuart Smalley" is one of the reasons I continued to watch SNL in the 90's.  Al Franken invented and acted out Stuart in a way

New Technology? Don’t Forget The Humans.

Coming to you live (sort of live), from the Globoforce WorkHuman Conference in Orlando, Florida, where a few of your pals from FOT (and a bunch of other