Hey FOT, Get Me Promoted Already! (And What the Bleep is Social Capital?)

Josh Letourneau Career Paths, Influence, Innovation, Joshua Letourneau, Leadership, Recruiting, Social Network Analysis

Most FOT readers I’ve run into over the last few years are unique individuals – they like to be entertained, but look for some substance under the veil of snarkiness, skepticism, and comedy.  And in that substance, many dive for insights; insights that can help fine tune a current program or initiative … maybe even find a nugget or two …

The One-Eyed HR Professional in the Land of the Blind…

Paul Hebert Change, Engagement and Satisfaction, Good HR, HR, Influence, Paul Hebert, Performance, Total Rewards

“If ever there were a moment for companies to be experimenting with how they organise and motivate their employees, now would seem to be it. Businesses are being yanked in every direction by the forces of recession, emerging markets and new technology. Psychologists and economists are collaborating as never before to expand the field of behavioural economics, to tell us …

Start at the Wall

Paul Hebert Change, Influence, Paul Hebert, Performance, Total Rewards

When we think of changing behavior we typically think of rewards and recognition.  We think of compensation schemes and bonus structures. Motivation programs provide participants with a choice.  Do “x” get “y” – or not do “x” and don’t get “y.”  You can also turn that equation around and say – do “x” and get thrown in jail (a negative …

HR to CEO: About this Goal Alignment Problem, It’s Not Me… It’s You

Sean Conrad Don't Feed the Vendors, Engagement and Satisfaction, Influence, Performance, Sean Conrad

While we all know that goals and goal alignment are important – in a lot of organizations, goal management just isn’t getting executed the way it should be. I often see cases where goal management practices exist and are used to a point, but there’s a big breakdown when it comes to adoption by the executive suite. Let’s say your …

Whatever Happened to Good Ol’ Competition?

Andy Porter Andy Porter, Driving Productivity, Engagement and Satisfaction, Influence, Leadership, Organizational Development, Sports

As the “HR/OD Guy” for my organization, I’m frequently asked by team leaders how to improve collaboration.  Collaboration within teams, collaboration across teams, collaboration externally, and musical collaborations (okay… I made that last one up).  And as a trained OD guy, I used to love this question.  Time for a team collaboration offsite!  But I realized something after another MBTI …

Clinging to What We Know – The Jar-Jar Binks Theory

Steve Boese Change, HR Tech, HR Technology, Influence, Star Wars, Steve Boese

If you are old enough to have seen the original in the series, ‘Star Wars’, in an actual theater, I’d be willing to bet that film, or one of the other ‘older’ films ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ or ‘Return of the Jedi’ is the one you would choose as your favorite. In the world of ‘Star Wars’ movies – most of us adults think older …

King James’ New Compensation Package

Tim Sackett Audacious Ideas, Compensation/Cash Money, Influence, Sports, Tim Sackett, Total Rewards

Many of you might have missed 2010’s most impactful recruitment of any individual in any industry – one of those once in lifetime events – kind of like the Yankees getting Babe Ruth – or Toyota getting their hands on Fritz Henderson – or the Portland Trailblazers getting Sam Bowie in the 1984 NBA Draft (oh wait, they could have gotten Jordan…). What …

Under the Influence…

Kelly Dingee HR, Influence, Kelly Dingee

I like the way people have really gotten their knickers in a twist over the many lists John Sumser has created over time.  Bully for him.  Everyone’s got different influencers, none of us should really have the same unless we’re intent on becoming drones.  But Sumser’s list got me to thinking about influencers and to look at my career, and …

HR, Influence and the Dollar Menu

Tim Sackett HR, Influence, Tim Sackett

So much discussion and passion around the recent “Best of” lists that have been floating around the HR Blogosphere.  HR Examiner’s John Sumser has definitely touched on a hot topic within the HR Space with his lists: Top 100 HR Influencers,Top 25 Most Influential Online Recruiters, etc. Also, check out 25 Best HR Experts, Blogs and Influencers to Track in …