In Defense Of My Alma Mater (Sub: A Quick Rant About FSU)

Holland Dombeck McCue Coaching, College Recruiting, Contingent Workforce, Culture, Current Affairs, Employee Relations, Good HR, Hiring Bias, Holland Dombeck, HR & Sports, in the news, Performance, Sports

I’m a proud alumna of The Florida State University and have taken a lot of heat lately about it. I have taken heat in the grocery store, at the gym, on social media and even in the office. It seems that everyone has an opinion about the infamous Jameis Winston and the Florida State “Criminoles,” and they’re falling over themselves …

Ebola Isn’t A Disease I’m Scared Of

Tim Sackett Audacious Ideas, Current Affairs, Driving Productivity, Good HR, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, in the news, Tim Sackett, Work Life Balance

The hysteria around Ebola in the U.S. right now is understandable. People who contract it have a 70% chance of dying, and the death isn’t pretty—it’s horrific. It’s horror movie kind of stuff.  If I was in West Africa I would be worried; but I’m in Lansing, Michigan, and the only thing I’m worried about is UofM coming in and …

5 Things You Should Know This Week

Cara Lucas Cara Lucas, HR, in the news, This Week in HR

Hi, Everyone! Get your Monday started off with these five must reads: 1. When You Can’t Afford Sleep: Many low-income workers get just four or five hours of rest each day. Research shows their bodies might never recover. 2. Recruit Top Prospects During Their ‘Angry Hours’ — Because Timing Is Everything: If you’re going to be strategic in recruiting, realize that finding top …

Unschooling? Does That Simply Mean UnJobbing?

Jason Pankow Candidate Pool, HR (& Life!) Advice, in the news, Jason Pankow, Job Market, Learning and Development, Uncategorized

Yesterday was a big day for me. It was my son’s very first day of school. First day of kindergarten, in fact. This isn’t little league, anymore. I’m not just making sure I find the right daycare where they will send him back home to me alive and fed. I’m not just sending him to preschool where he plays all …

Smoke ’em If You Got ’em! An Elected Official’s Run-In With HR.

Jason Pankow Employee Relations, HR, in the news, Jason Pankow, politics, Pop Culture

There’s a story kicking around my hood that I thought FOT readers might enjoy. You may have heard, during the 2012 election, the educated/enlightened/hipster voters of the great state of Washington, together with our progressive friends in Colorado, decided to de-criminalize marijuana. The feeling is that it’s not as harmful as other things we put in our bodies (tobacco, alcohol, …

She Shoots, She Scores: Becky Hammon and a 3-Point Play for Women In The Workplace

Guest: Nicole Plant Coaching, Current Affairs, Hiring Bias, HR, HR & Sports, in the news, Leadership, Millenial Voice

Sports is a man’s world. Do you know who won the last WNBA Final? Yeah, me either. What about how many major tennis championships Serena Williams has won? Crickets. Can you name anyone on the LPGA tour? Good luck. On August 5, Becky Hammon put another dent in the gender bias towards women when it comes to sports. Most women can’t …

The Tale of Kitty Clark: And Some Brand Spankin’ New Research

Chelsea Rowe Current Affairs, Employment Law, Harassment, HR, in the news, Learning and Development, The HR Profession

$3 billion to $35.4 billion. Keep that number in the back of your mind. We’ll get there in a minute. For now, I want you to use your mind’s eye to imagine the following: Long straggly, dirty blond hair, gum chewing, ripped bell bottom jeans, flannel shirts, usually bare footed, trash-talking 8th grader. Even the teachers feared her. She never …

The CYA Report E64: Hobby Lobby Ruling

Cara Lucas Cara Lucas, CYA Report, in the news, Jon Hyman, Kris Dunn, Podcast

Welcome to The CYA Report, brought to you by Fistful of Talent. On today’s show we have JonHyman, Partner at Kohrman, Jackson and Krantz P.L.L and blogger at The Ohio Employer’s Law Blog on the Hobby Lobby Ruling. Jon joins host, Kris Dunn, and breaks down the Hobby Lobby Supreme Court decision, including how it works into the Affordable Care Act and how it’s affected …