Trivia Crack for the Enterprise

Steve Boese Audacious Ideas, Culture, Games, HR, Performance, Steve Boese

According to reports, the mobile game Trivia Crack is currently the most downloaded app in the world. Since its debut, this app has racked up more than 125 million downloads worldwide. It has also managed to reach the No. 1 spot on the overall app download chart in important countries like the United States and Canada. Trivia Crack pits players …

People With High Standards (Like Jim Harbaugh) Wear People Out

Tim Sackett Business Development, Candidate Pool, Change Management, Coaching, College Recruiting, Digital Interviewing, FOT Reads, Games, Good HR, Hiring Bias, HR, HR & Sports, HR Tech, HR Technology, Tim Sackett

FOT Note:  We here at FOT like to think we get talent and HR at a different level. At the very least, we are probably going to have a different take than the norm.  That’s why we recently onboarded HireVue as an annual sponsor at FOT, where they’ll sponsor posts like this one, allowing FOT contributors to write without restriction …

Game of Thrones and Lincoln: Moderates Make the Best Leaders. (Spoiler Alert)

Kris Dunn Games, Kris Dunn, Leadership, politics, Profiles

Here’s one reality that bears remembering as we walk our path in today’s workplace: Being a bit disruptive is interesting.  Being extreme, especially most/all the time, is a death wish. Case in point–let’s look at Lincoln and Game of Thrones for fodder. I’m reading Team of Rivals in all my spare time, which illustrates the rise of Abraham Lincoln to …

Chu-phoria, The Forrest Bounce, and the Challenge of High Performers

Steve Boese Culture, Games, HR, Pop Culture, Steve Boese

If you follow the long-running TV game show Jeopardy!, then you are probably familiar with Arthur Chu, whose recent run of success on the show has been both fascinating and polarizing. For those who might not be familiar with the story, Chu debuted on the show January 28th, and almost immediately began doing two things. One, he started winning, and …

Big Bonuses—Good For Driving Everyday Performance?

Kris Dunn Business Development, Compensation/Cash Money, Games, Good HR, Kris Dunn

Do big bonuses drive performance and behavior in general?  I’ve always broken this question up into two camps: the sales and non-sales camp. First, the easy one—sales.  We can split hairs and argue whether commission to salespeople is a bonus or part of an incentive plan that’s expected, but isn’t that what bonus plans are supposed to do—drive behavior?  For me, …

Recruiters And Refs

William Tincup Audacious Ideas, Games, Hiring Managers, Recruiting, Sports, War for Talent, William Tincup

Let’s face it; a blown call is a blown call. Be it on the football field, basketball court or in hiring. Recruiters and refs get tainted with the one or two blown calls but seldom do we celebrate the hundreds of good calls they make. The other day I was watching a football match (soccer for all you neophytes) and …

I Hate Gamification – ‘Cuz it works…

Paul Hebert Employee Relations, Games, HR Technology, Paul Hebert, Performance

I hate made up marketing words.  Gamification is one of them.  And I’m almost as turned off by the millions of posts and updates about gamification. But regardless of how I feel about it… It works like a charm. I’ve played in the Incentive and Reward space for years and we’ve been doing gamification since 1940 but we called it …

The HR Olympics

Tim Sackett Benefits, Compensation/Cash Money, Conferences, Culture, Diversity, Employee Coaching, Employee Communications, Employee Relations, Games, Good HR, Harassment, Hiring Managers, HR, Innovation, Making Offers, Metrics, Onboarding, Organizational Development, Recruiting, SHRM, Sourcing, Succession Planning, T+D, Tim Sackett

Oh, I got me some Olympic Fever!  The Summer Olympics are the best – it’s like NCAA Tournament time but with sports we only care about once every four years!  This Summer Olympics I’m even more invested than usual because we have a local athlete from our hometown of DeWitt, MI, Gymnast Jordyn Weiber, competing, so I expect I’ll be …

The HR Hunger Games

Tim Sackett Bad HR, Culture, Current Affairs, Employee Communications, Games, Good HR, Hiring Managers, HR, Influence, Leadership, Performance, Tim Sackett, Uncategorized

I have two teenagers who live in my house – which means I’ve paid for admission to the movie The Hunger Games roughly 37 times to date.  If you don’t know what The Huger Games is – you live under a rock and/or don’t live within 20 miles of a teenager.  But I’ll give you the parent version of the …

Sackadamus Gives His 2010 HR Predictions…

Tim Sackett Games, Tim Sackett

I have to admit, my girl Sharlyn Lauby – the HR Bartender, gave me this idea when she recently posted her 2010 Predictions (check them out). I like Sharlyn’s list because she takes a real stab at predicting where she thinks business is going in 2010: Increase in contracting (makes sense), flexibility more prevalent, the new buzz word “Trust”, etc. …