Is Employee Engagement the Right Thing?

Paul Hebert Employee Communications, Employee Relations, Engagement and Satisfaction, Paul Hebert

The cartoon at the right ran in the paper recently.   ‘Cuz I’m weird the first thing that went through my mind was – “wow – if that really is the definition of engage then maybe we need to revisit this whole ‘employee engagement’ thing.”  Maybe we should be looking for a new “catch phrase.”   Not being one to take a cartoon at …

Best Places To Work: ESPN Edition

Tim Sackett Employee Relations, Sports, Tim Sackett

For regular readers of FOT, you’ll notice that we have an affinity for the ESPN show Pardon The Interruption (PTI) where hosts Tony Kornheiser and Mike Wilbon face-off during a half-hour show devoted to commenting on sports – basically it’s two knowledgeable (and funny) sports guys having an opinion of what’s going on each day in sports.  For the most …

Candidates with Hickeys – Getting Over Transgressions at Work

Tim Sackett Employee Relations, Interviewing, Tim Sackett

Kris Dunn, our own HR Capitalist, recently had a blog post “How To Destroy a Lifetime of Trust as an HR Pro in a Single Day…” where he explained how a direct report broke the cardinal rule in HR and shared confidential information, or more specifically tried to use confidential information for personal gain. It wasn’t something illegal, it had nothing to …