Recruiting Technology Company You’ve Never Heard Of Releases Product You Don’t Care About

Matt Charney Audacious Ideas, FOT Reads, HR, HR Tech, HR Technology, in the news, Matt Charney

TALENT, OREGON – December 8, 2015 (WORTHLESS WIRE) — GenericTech, a leading provider of people empowerment solutions, announced today that the company is putting out a press release simply for the purposes of putting out a press release.   This revolutionary PR approach goes far beyond traditional content marketing to focus on an engaging user experience for any clients who …

“I’m Not Your HR Person” and Other Things You Want To Say To Your Parents

Kathy Rapp Communication, Culture, Good HR, HR, in the news, Kathy Rapp, Leadership, Organizational Development, Seat at the Table, The HR Profession

It’s inevitable. Every holiday or family gathering means that at some point, usually within 45 minutes of your arrival, a parent will pull you aside and say, “Can you take a look at my computer?” Then, with great expectations, he/she will lead you into the office/bedroom and hover as you Google how to increase PC speed or fix a router. …

#Paris – The Enemy of My Enemy Is My Friend

Kris Dunn Audacious Ideas, Career Paths, in the news, Kris Dunn

If there’s one thing I’ve learned in my career, it’s that every manager of people or talented individual contributor has a shelf life. Not sure what I’m talking about? Allow me to give you the definition below: Shelf Life – The reality that being a manager in corporate America is tough and you have a shelf life of anywhere between …

The Muppets Know Talent

RJ Morris Audacious Ideas, HR, in the news, Recruiting, RJ Morris, Talent Strategy, The HR Profession

The new Muppets Show premieres next week. Who’s a huge nerdtastic Muppets Show fan? Yours truly. I’m probably gonna host an FOT viewing party for the premiere. KD loves himself some Animal. I grew up watching the Muppets, and my kids have really enjoyed watching the older shows, so I have had the opportunity to rediscover them. They’re a great blend …

September 11, 2015.

Kathy Rapp Career Paths, Coaching, Culture, Executive Search, in the news, Interviewing, Job Seeker Advice, Kathy Rapp, Leadership, Recruiting, Work Life Balance, Working With Recruiters

Everyone remembers where they were fourteen years ago today. I remember and I reflect on a decision I made that could have altered my career. September 11, 2001.  I was working in HR at a high-tech startup with a significant presence in New York. Prior to that role I worked for Morgan Stanley and had friends still there. I was …

Donald Trump… You’re Fired!

Jason Pankow Audacious Ideas, Current Affairs, HR, in the news, Jason Pankow, politics, Television

Have I mentioned before that I love politics?  Well… I do!  I love the argument!  I love the drama!  I love the insults!  I follow all of it, and I love to dissect every little piece of info that comes around. But, lately, I’m annoyed.  I’m annoyed at this talking hairpiece named Donald Trump.  What, exactly, annoys me?  Simple… I …

Sackett’s Guide To SHRM 2015

Tim Sackett Culture, Current Affairs, Good HR, HR, HR Tech, HR Technology, in the news, The HR Profession, Tim Sackett

It’s that time of year when HR freaks from all over the world begin planning out their annual pilgrimage to the SHRM National Conference. The 2015 SHRM conference is being held in Las Vegas, which always makes it a popular destination to attend. SHRM is expecting over 15,000 HR and Talent Pros to be in attendance, and I will be …

Do Weak Managers Prefer One-Time Bonuses?

RJ Morris Compensation/Cash Money, Employee Engagement, Good HR, in the news, Performance, RJ Morris

It’s hard for me to talk about bonuses without thinking of Clark Griswold getting a membership to the Jelly of the Month Club in Christmas Vacation. As Eddie said, “Clark, that’s the gift that keeps on giving throughout the entire year.” Bonuses have gone through an evolution. Company-wide, “thanks for being here” Christmas bonuses were the standard when my parents …

#Mobilegeddon: Did You Survive?

Holland Dombeck McCue Holland Dombeck, HR, HR & Marketing, HR Tech, in the news, Social Media, Social Media and Talent

Hello and happy Earth Day 2015, FOT Nation! I assume if you’re reading this that you are alive and well post Mobilegeddon—but is your career site’s search ranking? If you missed the hoopla in the Twittersphere yesterday, and the doomsday-prepper blog posts in the last few weeks, here’s the Q+D from PCWorld: It’s a shift so potentially fraught with peril …