HR Lessons Learned Over 40 Years

Tim Sackett HR, Tim Sackett

So, yeah – I hit the big 4 0 here recently, and if you missed my roasting by the HR Capitalist yesterday, have a read here. And while everyone told me it would be a big deal, the only thing I really got out of it was this feeling that it’s Halftime. The first half was pretty good, had a …

Bright Spots in HR? Huh?

Jessica Lee HR, Jessica Lee

Sometimes it’s easier to just whine and moan. As a blogger, it’s fun too. It gets y’all going. It drives up traffic. It solicits lots of comments. And let’s face it – as HR and recruiting folks, there’s a ton of whine-fodder. I could start with the pitiful state of HR and how most HR people stink. I could rage …

The HR Gifts I’m Returning

Tim Sackett Compensation/Cash Money, HR, Tim Sackett

I remember when I was a kid, if you got something you didn’t want, you could pretty much take it back – and I’m not saying you could take it back to the store it was from, with the exact receipt, 30 days from purchase, and an affidavit that you didn’t open it, never thought of opening it and would …

The Secret to Great HR

Tim Sackett HR, Tim Sackett

I was given a gift this past holiday season – my brother bought me Bill Simmons' latest book, The Book of Basketball– which is quite possibly the greatest book ever written, all 700 pages of it. It's not just about the NBA (although it's pretty damn comprehensive on that subject), it also has many leadership and life lessons as well.  One …

You Know You’re a Secretary If You… Plan the Holiday Party.

Jessica Lee HR, Jessica Lee

It’s time for a new series here on FOT: you know you’re a secretary if… Go ahead, go ahead. Get angry. I know that my pal, the HR Capitalist, had some folks {word of the day alert!} unfriend him with the claim that if you won’t/don’t recruit as an HR pro, you’re really just a secretary. Harsh? My feeling is… don’t …

The HR Profession – Chasing Two Rabbits.

Paul Hebert HR, Paul Hebert

I orbit HR.  What I mean by that is I don’t practice HR, I don’t work in an HR department, I am not responsible to an organization for talent management, satisfaction, engagement, recruiting or retention. I work WITH HR on all the issues mentioned though. Therefore, I consider myself orbiting HR.  Influenced by it, connected to it, responsible to it – but …