Can HR Truly bring Their True Selves to Work?

Mark Fogel Diversity, Employee Relations, Free Speech, Mark Fogel, politics, Social Media, Uncategorized 5 Comments

One of my favorite songs on The Who’s magnificent rock opus Quadrophenia is The Real Me. It asks the question “Can you see the real me?” over and over as the central character, Jimmy, asks his doctor and others for clarity about his issues. Well, HR has some new issues to contend with too. Can HR bring their true selves to …

When A Colleague Gets What’s Coming To Them, Graciousness Wins

Dawn Burke Career Advice, Coaching, Communication, Culture, Employee Communications, Employee Engagement, employee experience, Employee Relations, Leadership, Mental Health, wellness 2 Comments

We’ve all dealt with a colleague or boss who treated us poorly. It hasn’t been the norm in my world, but in past occasions when it has happened, I would channel the five stages of grief over a 48-hour period: Denial: Did that just happen Anger: Eff that guy! Bargaining: Was it me? Man I stink, do I need to …

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The One Thing It Takes to Be a Real Manager

John Hollon Employee Relations, John Hollon, Leadership

Although it pains me to say it, I’m somewhat of an expert on passive-aggressive behavior. The good people at Wikipedia describe passive-aggressive behavior as follows: The indirect expression of hostility, such as through procrastination, stubbornness, sullen behavior, or deliberate or repeated failure to accomplish requested tasks for which one is (often explicitly) responsible. That’s a good definition, but Urban Dictionary gets …

Can You Be Selfless & Lead A Culture Of Engagement? No.

Dawn Burke Audacious Ideas, Culture, Dawn Burke, Employee Engagement, employee experience, Employee Relations, Employment Branding and Culture, Good HR, HR, Uncategorized

I’m not a great Catholic; decent I’d say.  Decent enough to go to Ash Wednesday service after several months’ absence. Better late than never.   I was inspired by the sermon, which gave the congregation some perspective on Lent, including how to personally reflect over this time.  The sermon also touched on themes of forgiveness and selflessness. The sermon got …

3 Talent Trends HR Shares with The Winter Olympics

Kathy Rapp A.I., Candidate Pool, Change, Change Management, Communication, Contingent Workforce, Culture, Current Affairs, Diversity, Employee Engagement, Employee Relations, Harassment, HR, HR & Sports, Innovation, Job Market, Kathy Rapp, Leadership, Recruiting, Risks, Sexual Harassment, Talent Acquisition, Talent Strategy, War for Talent, Women in the Workplace

Ahhh.  The Olympics.  The beauty.  The drama.  The similarities to our work world. The 2018 Winter Olympics are just beginning, but the anticipation of great competition and hyper-sports analogies are in full blast.  And all the Tonya and Nancy memories.  Seems like just yesterday. Therefore, it’s only fitting to highlight the talent trends between our HR lives and the Olympic …

Finders Keepers – Uncovering The Smartest Employee At Your Company

Tim Sackett Audacious Ideas, Employee Engagement, Employee Relations, Good HR, Labor, Performance, Tim Sackett

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 in the dark.  I figured out a way for HR pros to find the smartest employee in their company!  It isn’t a complex algorithm or a set of cognitive assessment tests—it’s a …

Tesla Fired Hundreds….To “Improve Morale”

RJ Morris Corporate America, Employee Relations, in the news, Outmatch, RJ Morris

When you geek out on talent like the folks here at FOT, it’s fun to sit back and watch high profile companies make big talent decisions.  Intrigue, strategy and risk are all embedded in public leadership transitions, succession planning, business strategy pivots, acquisitions, mass firings….wait, what? Mass firings?  Who announces those and makes them public?  Well, Tesla does.  Backstory intro …

Employee Relations Moment of Truth: We All Fail

Kelly Dingee Employee Relations, Kelly Dingee

Do you know how I got into HR? I wanted to work with people. Every time I think about that sentence these days, “I want to work with people“, I can’t believe how naive I was.  Does anyone say they don’t want to work with people? I imagine there are some, but really, how often does that happen? Part of …

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Drop Your Counteroffers and Bet on Boomerang Employees Instead

John Whitaker Employee Relations, John Whitaker

Nothing quite like a marriage metaphor, right? You’ve heard these stories (or perhaps you’ve lived this story) – after years of asking, pleading, and begging (to a man’s ears = “nagging”) her husband to change his ways to no avail, a woman flips the switch and phhhhhht. She’s gone. Said husband, now realizing that she may in fact be serious …

VIDEO: No Scrubs with Joe Gerstandt – Taking Employees’ Words at Face Value

Dawn Burke Dawn Burke, Employee Communications, Employee Relations, Jobvite

Check out the latest episode of No Scrubs below, featuring host Dawn Burke and her guest Joe Gerstandt, a speaker, writer and consultant within the scope of diversity and inclusion. Together, Dawn and Joe dive in on the difficulty of separating what you assume someone means when they say something, and taking what someone says at face value. Heed their advice on how not to get caught …