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 of… Get the Rest

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

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