competition

Embracing Competition in the Workplace

The other day, I was listening to a friend discuss what a competitive equestrian she was growing up. As I am wont to do when fake-listening to someone wax stories… Get the Rest

interview

What eHarmony Can Teach Us About Finding The Employee-Employer Match Made In Heaven

I signed up for eHarmony.com. Yes, I’m still happily married to my baby’s daddy whose birth I wrote about for FOT a few months back.  And he’s actually

employee smart

Finders Keepers – Uncovering The Smartest Employee At Your Company

I couldn't sleep the other night, probably because of the 14 Diet Dews I had throughout the day, but I had an Epiphany while staring at the ceiling

prediction

I Don’t Care What You Want – I Want To Know What You Think

Every 38.6 seconds another survey hits the interweb tubes that says employees want “X.” Sometimes it’s more money (who are we kidding – it’s always more money –

It's complicated...

Sympathy For The Devil

Besides the distinction of being a kick-ass jam, the Rolling Stones classic tune "Sympathy for the Devil" offers an interesting discussion on the duplicity of human nature. We're

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New Requirement for HR Managers… Be Over 40

What?!? Oh yeah, I'm serious!  I want HR Managers to be over 40. But I have a method to that madness as millenials start to curse me out.  It's

Remove or Use

Remove It Or Use It – Achieving Your HR Goals In 2015

We’re only a few weeks into the new year and most of us have been through the process of reviewing last year’s work, checking the boxes of things

rewire

I Rewired My Employee’s Brain and You Won’t Believe What Happened Next…

It is all the rage to say that engagement is management’s fault. And that is because in most cases it is the truth. And it’s their boss’s fault.

sony hackers

Hackers Suck! Sony Can’t Win.

I'm feeling really bad for Sony right now.  They didn't ask for all of this.  All they did was make a movie about a scum bag dictator in

giftguide

Holiday Giving For Employees – It’s Not That Simple

I have two kids... actually they are no longer kids but young adults---21 and 23. When they were 6 and 4, buying them gifts for Christmas was easy.