wingman

Wanna Be Taken Seriously? Quit Being A Wingman, Damn It.

To be taken seriously, looked at as credible, to feel valued, to be your CEO/COO/CFO’s confidant, of course, having a seat the table. HR, you really want it? Quit putzing… Get the Rest

lose your mind

INTERVIEW ARCHITECTS: Your Job Is To Make the Candidate Lose Their Composure…

There's been a lot of money spent trying to make interviewing more science than art.  Let's count the ways: --Multiple interviewing techniques, including Targeted Selection, Top-Grading and more.. --1000 assessments

book review

The Rise of HR Book Review

I was lucky enough to get a free and advanced copy of The Rise of HR: Wisdom from 73 Thought Leaders. Actually, I have two copies. One for me

great white buffalo

What You Can Learn From the Great White Buffalo

We all have them---those rockstar employees who are the “go-to” for every hairy problem and on the short-list for every succession plan. Many of us can rattle off 10

competition

Embracing Competition in the Workplace

The other day, I was listening to a friend discuss what a competitive equestrian she was growing up. As I am wont to do when fake-listening to someone wax

change

If Goals Don’t Change, You Must Be Working For ACME

Somewhere there's a marketing manager for a Taxi association.  She's got direct reports and is just hearing about this thing called Uber.  She already set some lame goals

fit

VIDEO: Douglas Dean On The Awesome Responsibility of Determining Candidate Fit

In the video above, Dawn Burke follows up with Chief HR Officer at Children's of Alabama, Douglas Dean, and together they pick apart the the topic of her latest post

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

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