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Anatomy of the Counter Offer – What the Employee Hears…

A top candidate of mine just had “the talk” with his boss. He put in his notice, and the response was so very predictable. The boss offered apologies, promised raises… Get the Rest

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How You Quit Your Job – Things That Make Me Go Hmmm…

I love the dance that begins once someone has accepted your offer and you're now talking about a start date in the new role.  Especially if they're employed. 

If Playboy Can Give Up Nudity, You Can Toss An Outdated Vacation Policy

"I only read it for the articles" may soon be true for Playboy fans! Playboy has officially announced it will be PG-13 as of 2016 and no longer print

How To Negotiate Like A 4-Year-Old… And Win

My daughter has her first loose tooth. She's four, so it's a bit early... but her dentist indicated it's all genetic. So rest assured it's not because she's

The Secret to Getting Hired

I’ve never gotten a job by applying for a position through an Applicant Tracking System. Never. Ever. The reality is most positions in organizations are filled around the ATS.

I Wish I Would Have Used An Assessment: Everyone Has Something To Hide

FOT Note:  Who here hates bad hires? (#Everyone) That's why we recently onboarded Chequed.com as an annual sponsor at FOT, where they'll sponsor posts like this one, allowing

Influence 101 – It’s Not Enough To Ask For A Raise: Understand Who You’re Asking

Raises. Of course you should ask for them. Don't get caught thinking the market inside your company will take care of you. But with that said, let's break

Next Gen Headhunting – Hired.com

If you haven't read anything about Hired.com and you're in Talent Acquisition, consider yourself to be living under a rock! Check out what others are saying here, here and

Kobe Bryant and Paying Above Market Compensation

If you follow professional sports, you probably know by now that Kobe Bryant returned to the NBA in December, played six games, and has been back out with injuries since

Rude Candidates are Annoying. But, Maybe I Should Be Nicer to Them

Something has been bugging me and I feel I need to confess.  It happened many years ago and I frequently think about it.  But, not until recently have