Focus on Your Training Misses To Win Over the Masses

Kylie Quetell Business Development, Change Management, Culture, Employee Coaching, Employee Communications, Employee Development, Employee Engagement, Games, Organizational Development, Training and Development 0 Comments

Meeting the needs of your employees’ development can seem like a daunting task. So is cleaning your entire house; now imagine skipping the bathrooms every week. As I look back at my career as a training leader, this perspective is one that I wish I had learned early on. One must only master an excel pivot table to find easy …

HR Mind Games Hangout – Episode #2 – Does This Cognitive Assessment Tell Me a Candidate Is Stupid?

Kris Dunn Assessments, Caliper, Candidate Pool, Employee Development, Games, Good HR, HR, HR Technology, Kris Dunn, Webinar 1 Comment

HR Mind Games is a quick hitting, 20-30 minute hangout hosted by Kris Dunn, founder of FOT and the HR Capitalist, and sponsored by Caliper, the leading provider of Assessments for Selection, Talent Management, and Leadership Development. In each episode of Mind Games, we’ll cover how general assessment geekiness/expertise helps HR, and Recruiting Pros make better hires as well as …

LeBron, Amazon, and Leaving Your PowerPoints At Home – Business Lessons For All Of Us.

Guest: Pat Lynch Business Development, Change, Communication, Corporate America, Games, Guest: Pat Lynch, HR & Sports, Leadership, Negotiation, Organizational Development, Pop Culture, Sports 0 Comments

LeBron James was the most valuable basketball free agent in the universe, and his signing with the Lakers over the weekend changed the landscape of professional sports. Deadspin recently published an article about his unique approach to his free agency this year, and there are valuable B2B business development lessons that all of us can learn from King James. “James …

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 …