First #FOT Saturday Post: Why is Pregnancy Discrimination Still Happening?

Jason Pankow Bad HR, Candidate Pool, Diversity, HR, Jason Pankow, Recruiting

We all hate discrimination, right?  We all know that we can’t discriminate against people because of their race or ethnicity.  We can’t discriminate against women. We can’t discriminate based on a person’s religion or age.  And, in many locales, we can’t discriminate based on sexual orientation (hopefully, one day I can say all locales).  Discrimination is Bad and we hate …

An Adult Film Star Wants to Work Here

Meredith Soleau Candidate Pool, Harassment, HR, Meredith Soleau

It’s funny that this is really happening to me right now, especially since I have been asked this question before. Would I ever hire an adult film star? I have always told people I would never hire someone from that industry. And now, here we are. An adult film star wants to work here. A very attractive and intelligent woman came …

The Secret to Successful HR Projects

Tim Sackett Bad HR, Change, Communication, Employee Communications, Employee Relations, Good HR, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, HR Technology, Innovation, Leadership, Metrics, Onboarding, Performance, Recognition, Recruiting, Relocation, SHRM, Sourcing, Succession Planning, T+D, Tim Sackett

I think the world is broken into two types of people: 1. People who do things the hard way. 2. People who let other people do things the hard way. I’m going to tell you what kind of person I am, but I actually didn’t write this piece, I shopped it out to someone on FreeLance.com for $5. The Secret …

WEBINAR: Give FOT 60 Minutes, We’ll Give You A Clue On How to Recruit On Facebook

Kris Dunn Business Development, Candidate Pool, Career Paths, Change, Communication, Culture, Driving Productivity, Employment Branding and Culture, Engagement and Satisfaction, Executive Search, Good HR, HR, HR Technology, Influence, Innovation, Interviewing, Job Boards, Job Market, Recruiting, References, Resumes, Sourcing, Trench HR, War for Talent

That’s right – we’ve got a FOT Webinar coming up on February 2nd.  We call it “Social Recruiting MacGyver Style! No Money, a Paperclip and Facebook – all a Real HR Pro Needs to Recruit.”  Cute.  Jaded.  We’d like to you register, but first let’s manage expectations related to what you’re going to get. If you’ve already advanced your recruiting …

An 8 Hour New Hire Orientation? When Does HR Go Too Far?

Meredith Soleau Culture, HR, Meredith Soleau, Onboarding, Trench HR

My former intern called me yesterday. Meredith, you will not believe this! I know how you feel about new hire orientations, so I couldn”t wait to tell you that they last EIGHT HOURS at my new job! Everyone is so bored. Can you tell me how to jazz it up? My questions back to her were obvious. How long is …

The True Cost of Turnover Revealed!

Tim Sackett Good HR, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Influence, Leadership, Metrics, Negotiation, Seat at the Table, SHRM, The HR Profession, Tim Sackett, Trench HR

I know, I know -It’s about Damn time right! Finally, I have the answer! First let me tell you, this is a hotly debated item around HR circles – where it is next to impossible to get anyone to agree on a formula or process for determining the cost of turnover for an individual within your organization.  Don’t get me …

Synergies: Just Another Word For My HR Is Better Than Your HR…

Steve Boese Bad HR, HR, Steve Boese

Mergers, buyouts, hostile takeovers – whatever the specific scenario, it is always high drama in the halls when Company A is about to absorb Company B. As a Human Resources or talent pro, if you find yourself on ‘acquiring’ side, once you get over your often undeserved feeling of smugness and superiority, (if you ever do), straight away you’ll find …

BIG IDEAS: What I Like About The Ladders New $2,500 Guarantee…

Paul Hebert Audacious Ideas, Generations, HR, HR Vendors, Interviewing, Paul Hebert, War for Talent

This week I’m not at #SHRM11. But I’m following the tweet stream and I know I’m missing swag videos, @ewmonster and his (and his company’s) total brand jacking of the twitter stream (and now my post) with BeKnown, Natasha Bedingfield and general fun tweetage (major props to them!)  But lurking in the background, seemingly little noticed by the swag obsessed attendees …