giftguide

Holiday Giving For Employees – It’s Not That Simple

I have two kids… actually they are no longer kids but young adults—21 and 23. When they were 6 and 4, buying them gifts for Christmas was easy. Make the… Get the Rest

data

Nerd Fights, Inferiority Complexes and Data Analysis

HR pros, and especially all of us bloggers, will often poke fun at ourselves, teasing about picnic planning, seats at tables and dress codes. I use the technique

human maintenance

The Human Maintenance Manual

Every piece of equipment in your office comes with a document that explains what it does, how it does it and how to trouble shoot it when it

rebels at work

Anarchy In The J.O.B

Anarchist: A person who rebels against any authority, established order, or ruling power. Guess what? Anarchists are alive and well in your company. And HR is SICK OF IT.

bucket list

Of Bucket Lists and B.S.

I'm not a natural born speaker---I was trained at my alma mater.  More like a trial by fire in a required speech class.  Every day of class you

whackingday

HR Initiatives Fall Apart in the Middle

Your CEO loves HR. He is your number one fan. When it comes to initiatives such as performance management and wellness, he believes in your ideas. He knows

Thought Leader

Thought Leader = What, Exactly?

I have a new pet peeve. I occasionally get messages from HR people looking to network or looking for opportunities.  That's cool.  We all do that.  No big whoop. 

my name is

Don’t Call Me HR

I have never been good at the public confrontation that sometimes exists in the business world. Corporate politics, power struggles, back-stabbing, blaming—I hate most of that. I’m a

tick tock

How Often Do You Ask For Commitment?

I have never missed a deadline here at FOT in 7 years. And I don’t plan on it. I’ve come close--but I’ve never crossed that line. If you don’t

Delete HR

Oops–I Deleted the HR Department

(DEARBORN, MI) – Last night, during a routine server swap, John Davies, IT Director at Kapper Media, inadvertently deleted the company’s entire HR department, sources confirm. “All the files,