I’m Good Enough, I’m Smart Enough, and Doggone It, People Like Me!

Kathy Rapp Change, Change Management, Coaching, Employee Coaching, Engagement and Satisfaction, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Kathy Rapp, Leadership, Learning, Pop Culture, The HR Profession 2 Comments

“Daily Affirmation with Stuart Smalley” is one of the reasons I continued to watch SNL in the 90’s.  Al Franken invented and acted out Stuart in a way that made you laugh and cringe at the same time. I’m not an affirmation gal.  The closest I get is coaching my daughter to tell me to “Buck up, Mommy!” whenever I …

HR In The New World Of Work – Through The Lens Of A Customer

Kathy Rapp Change, Change Management, Communication, Contingent Workforce, Culture, Current Affairs, Employee Engagement, employee experience, Engagement and Satisfaction, Good HR, HR, HR & Sports, in the news, Kathy Rapp, Leadership, Learning, Recruiting, Talent Management, The HR Profession 1 Comment

Nike has been in the headlines lately.  Emerging from those headlines is the story of a significant loss of opportunity within a key segment of Nike’s customers. Nike is the biggest sports footwear and apparel company in the world, commanding $34.4 billion in revenue last year.  And yet Nike’s women’s business made up only about a fifth of the total business. …

You Hate Your Job: Welcome to Camp Suck It Up

Kris Dunn Driving Productivity, Employee Engagement, Kris Dunn, Labor, Learning, Learning and Development, Retention, Travel

It’s the end of 2017, and there’s one trend I’ve picked up on. A lot of people in my life are generally negative about work.  A little mad, a little disenchanted about where they find themselves in life–and work is always a part of it. Is that you? Are you having a Christmas break pity party for yourself? Welcome to …

Telling High Potential Employees That They’re High Potential

RJ Morris Coaching, Leadership, Learning, Learning and Development, Outmatch, RJ Morris

One of the cool things about writing at FOT is that I get to meet tons of folks from around the country. I often get questions from those awesome HR pros…tells me that all of us are trying to figure out this talent game and make a difference. The question below that came up a few weeks ago is one …

5 Truths You Can’t Change About Learning in the Workplace

Kris Dunn Kris Dunn, Learning, Learning and Development, T+D

Let’s be honest – a lot of organizations (most, in fact) play lip service to the concept of learning and development.  We say it’s important, but our spend per employee is a fraction of what’s reported by the Bersins of the world, our managers can’t generally make time to pull people off the floor/out of the field for L&D activities …

HR Conferences

Global HR Conferences are the Same Everywhere

Laurie Ruettimann Conferences, HR, Laurie Ruettimann, Learning, Learning and Development

HR Conferences around the world are all the same. I can say this with authority. I’ve been to events in over thirty states in America, multiple events in Canada, the Caribbean, four countries in Western Europe, Turkey, Australia, and now India. For as unique as we think we are, the global HR and recruiting profile at these events looks the …

How to Make Your Organization Better at Decisions

Ben Olds Ben Olds, Culture, Employee Coaching, Employee Communications, Employee Engagement, Innovation, Leadership, Learning, Learning and Development, Organizational Development

Why is it so easy to criticize the decisions of others but so difficult to make the tough calls ourselves? What is it that makes high-stakes decisions so difficult? I used to think it was because it was hard to decide the right solution. But as I’ve coached executives struggling with such decisions, I’ve noticed that often it’s fairly clear …

VIDEO: L&D Hangout: How to Make Harassment Training Sexy

Kris Dunn Kris Dunn, Learning, Learning and Development, Worldwide FOT

You know it’s true—you’ve got a lot of opportunity to make your harassment training less boring and more dynamic. Watch the video above to hear Kris Dunn and Alison Cooley talk about ways to make harassment training more interactive, interesting and relevant to participants—while still having fun! Kris DunnKris Dunn is a Partner and CHRO at Kinetix, a national RPO …

Tinder CEO Makes Hires Off His Own App (Or Why It’s Time to Refresh Your Harassment Training)

Kris Dunn Audacious Ideas, Employee Communications, Employee Engagement, Harassment, HR, Kris Dunn, Learning, Learning and Development

Image from Meshworking.com Who here is on Tinder? Not me, people. But I appreciate the… cough… algorithm behind the app. I also appreciate how new technology makes seemingly unfathomable work mishaps not only possible—but probable. What mishaps you ask? Tinder CEO Sean Rad is actually making hires by swiping right on the app and thinks that’s perfectly reasonable. More from Fast Company: “Although …

3-Step Approach For Responding To Employee Concerns

Ben Olds Ben Olds, Coaching, Communication, Culture, Employee Coaching, Employee Communications, Employee Engagement, employee experience, Engagement and Satisfaction, Influence, Leadership, Learning, Learning and Development, Organizational Development

Company leadership receives input from employees in a variety of formats: Engagement surveys, pulse-check forums, rumors heard in the hallway, supervisors reporting what their teams are saying, etc. Yet, too often company leadership squanders the gift of this input, and actually discourages employees from sharing information from the front lines. They do this in a few ways: They criticize the …