Should HR Take a Knee or Sit on the Sidelines?

Mark Fogel Corporate America, Good HR, HR & Sports, Mark Fogel, politics

Taking a knee during the national anthem at National Football games is today’s discussion. If you work in HR can you take a knee or do you need to sit, or rather stand, on the sidelines? HR folks are all about political correctness, but what if you disagree about what you’re being asked to defend daily? In professional football, we …

Politically Incorrect, Burning Bridges and Telling “All”

Mark Fogel Good HR, in the news, Mark Fogel, politics, Risks, Tim Sackett, Uncategorized

This post will go against all conventional wisdom. Sometimes it’s the right thing to tell-all. Many of you will disagree, even a few of the writers on this site. Of course, there are pros and cons, as well as the long-term potential results of burning a few bridges. Big businesses have decided for all of us that it’s politically incorrect …

Moneyball for the Talent Function

Mark Fogel Mark Fogel, Metrics, Old School, Talent Strategy

Turnover continues to be a problem, engagement at an almost all-time low (if you don’t believe me check with The Gallup Organization), and very little has been done to crack the code of effective recruitment measurement or tactics. Adding to all this, it is a buyers’ market for applicants again with unemployment down to 4.3% nationally this May. All the …

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It’s College Graduation Season

Mark Fogel College Recruiting, Mark Fogel, Pop Culture

Plastics The infamous one word line from the movie “The Graduate” with Dustin Hoffman. This year is the 40th anniversary of one of the most iconic movies of the 1960s. I know many of you were not even born yet or have any idea about this time piece movie. Nor do most of you draw a connection between this movie …

HR and the Dark Side of Leadership

Mark Fogel Corporate Social Responsibility, Employee Relations, Good HR, Mark Fogel

I am speaking in June at #SHRM 2017 in New Orleans on “HR and the Dark Side of Leadership”. Dark topics are not new for me or for many of you who frequent the FOT site. I am pulling double duty this year at SHRM national. I am also doing a traditional presentation on “Moneyball for the Talent function” too. …

We Don’t Talk Anymore

Mark Fogel Communication, Email, Mark Fogel

Folks don’t talk anymore at work. It is just too easy to text or type email bombs to colleagues all day long. Some folks think this is more efficient or effective. I don’t. Even external client interactions are shying away from personal communication, hiding behind automated systems and online chat. Recently I had a bad experience with McGraw-Hill publishing that …