together alone

We Need More Meetings at Work

I know – lock me up. While everyone else is finding ways to dodge meetings I’m raising the flag that says in order to do better business we need to… Get the Rest

interview

What eHarmony Can Teach Us About Finding The Employee-Employer Match Made In Heaven

I signed up for eHarmony.com. Yes, I’m still happily married to my baby’s daddy whose birth I wrote about for FOT a few months back.  And he’s actually

employee smart

Finders Keepers – Uncovering The Smartest Employee At Your Company

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

hire

Can You Hire Better Than Google?

As long as I can remember, everyone in HR and Talent has wanted to be like Google.  Every conference you attend, every article you read, it all comes

love

Calling It Like It Is

My conversation with my daughter this morning: Daughter:  "Mommy, you are just a little beautiful today." Me:  "Well, I think you are completely beautiful.  Why am I just a little?" Daughter:

new hires

Six Ways To Make Your Recruiting/Talent Metrics More Strategic – And Make Managers Own Their New Hires

Let's face it---the recruiting metrics you use at your company are either non-existent or stale.  Sure, you tried to roll out the basics---time to hire, cost per hire---but

benefits

Win the War for Talent: Double Down on Benefits

If you haven't heard, we are in a war for talent. I spend my time with recruiters and HR professionals who don't know how to compete with big

culture fit

VIDEO: Matt Charney on Assessing Cultural Fit In An Interview

Is cultural fit more important than hiring for a specific skillset? Find out on this month's video at the “No Scrubs” Series, where Dawn Burke chats via video with Matt Charney, Executive Editor at

Best employee

Good to Great: Thinking About Employee Development Plans for Your Team…

You expect me to give it to you straight, right?  Of course you do. The biggest lie that HR ever told the world is that it's important to treat

leaders taking risks

Strong Leaders Are Expected to Take Risks… A Defense of Pete Carroll and the Seattle Seahawks

I really can write about more than just the Seattle Seahawks.  I promise.  Here's proof. I knew I was due to write the week after the Superbowl.  However, I