Screw Employee Satisfaction – Gimme The Bad Boys and Girls

Paul Hebert Audacious Ideas, Change, Culture, Employment Branding and Culture, Engagement and Satisfaction, Innovation, Paul Hebert, Performance

Mad Men Season 5 started this past week. Full disclosure, before this past week’s episode, I’ve watched a total of 6 minutes of Mad Men.  But the hype was too much for me to bear, so I DVR’d it and sat and watched it the other night.  It’s awright. But… I liked it a lot more when I heard this …

80 Hours Per Week vs. ROWE

Tim Sackett Bad HR, Benefits, Change, Culture, Employment Branding and Culture, Good HR, HR, Innovation, Organizational Development, The HR Profession, Tim Sackett, Trench HR

A while back I wrote a post called “What Would It Take To Get You To Work 80 Hrs Per Week?” over at The Project. The post was meant to dig into what it would take to get employees to go beyond their normal 40 hour work week, and give you that discretionary effort all of HR Pros want to …

Your Employee Survey Won’t Tell You $^&%

Marisa Keegan Employment Branding and Culture, Engagement and Satisfaction, Marisa Keegan

Companies love throwing surveys at their employees but it’s my guess that 95% of employee surveys aren’t even useful. I was recently helping a small business streamline their employee engagement initiatives and was on-site reviewing a specific survey they were using to gauge how their employees were holding up on each of their client projects. The questions, timing, and methodology …

HR in 20 Slides and 20 Seconds

Paul Hebert Communication, Employee Communications, Employee Relations, Employment Branding and Culture, Good HR, Paul Hebert

This past week I’ve been putting some finishing touches on a Pecha Kucha presentation I’m giving at the end of the month. Pecha Kucha – pronounced “pa-chok-cha” – is a style of presentation made up of 20 slides (predominately images) shown for 20 seconds each.  Originally devised by architects Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham in 2003 in Japan, it was …

Old Milwaukee and the Pressure to Do More With Less

Steve Boese Candidate Pool, Employment Branding and Culture, Job Boards, Recruiting, Social Media and Talent, Social Networking, Steve Boese

Did you watch the Super Bowl a few weeks ago? Apart from actual contest itself, won by the New York Football Giants, the Super Bowl has also become the pinnacle event for big brands, marketers, and advertising agencies. In fact the Super Bowl has become well, the Super Bowl for the ad game. The stakes are very high in this …

Engagement Surveys Are the Nielsen Rankings of HR – And That’s Not a Good Thing

Paul Hebert Communication, Employee Communications, Employee Relations, Employment Branding and Culture, Engagement and Satisfaction, Good HR, Influence, Innovation, Paul Hebert, Social Media, Social Networking

If you are looking for additional reasons to include and manage social networks in your organization, think about this… The Nielsen rankings help networks and advertisers determine the value of a show – how much to invest in it – how much to charge advertisers – how much to pay the actors – basically everything.  The Nielsen ranking is the …

WEBINAR: Give FOT 60 Minutes, We’ll Give You A Clue On How to Recruit On Facebook

Kris Dunn Business Development, Candidate Pool, Career Paths, Change, Communication, Culture, Driving Productivity, Employment Branding and Culture, Engagement and Satisfaction, Executive Search, Good HR, HR, HR Technology, Influence, Innovation, Interviewing, Job Boards, Job Market, Recruiting, References, Resumes, Sourcing, Trench HR, War for Talent

That’s right – we’ve got a FOT Webinar coming up on February 2nd.  We call it “Social Recruiting MacGyver Style! No Money, a Paperclip and Facebook – all a Real HR Pro Needs to Recruit.”  Cute.  Jaded.  We’d like to you register, but first let’s manage expectations related to what you’re going to get. If you’ve already advanced your recruiting …

You’re not Mitt Romney…You Don’t Need to Sell Yourself By Bashing Your Competitors

Jason Pankow Always Be Closing, Communication, Employment Branding and Culture, Jason Pankow, Making Offers, Recruiting

Ah…the joys of election season. I love watching candidates try to convince us that the reason we should vote for them is because the other guy sucks. Mitt Romney thinks you should vote against Jon Huntsman because he worked for the other guy. Hunstman can’t take that sitting down so he will tell you about how you should vote against …