As You Go

William Tincup Audacious Ideas, Candidate Pool, Change, Communication, Culture, Employee Communications, Employee Relations, Employment Branding and Culture, Giving Notice, Good HR, Onboarding, Outplacement, Recruiting, Relocation, Retention, Succession Planning, Training and Development, William Tincup

One of the biggest failures of the “candidate experience” dialogue is that the main point is usually lost on folks… treat people humanely. Process, products and/or people will not solve the “problem” if your core values are dark and/or meaningless. Hello, my name is Lipstick on a Pig, have we met? Don't get me wrong. I think it’s good for …

The HR Olympics

Tim Sackett Benefits, Compensation/Cash Money, Conferences, Culture, Diversity, Employee Coaching, Employee Communications, Employee Relations, Games, Good HR, Harassment, Hiring Managers, HR, Innovation, Making Offers, Metrics, Onboarding, Organizational Development, Recruiting, SHRM, Sourcing, Succession Planning, T+D, Tim Sackett

Oh, I got me some Olympic Fever!  The Summer Olympics are the best – it’s like NCAA Tournament time but with sports we only care about once every four years!  This Summer Olympics I’m even more invested than usual because we have a local athlete from our hometown of DeWitt, MI, Gymnast Jordyn Weiber, competing, so I expect I’ll be …

First Day on the Job Blues

Tim Sackett Communication, Culture, Employee Communications, Employment Branding and Culture, Engagement and Satisfaction, Good HR, Hiring Managers, HR, Leadership, Onboarding, Organizational Development, Retention, Tim Sackett, Trench HR

I was reminded recently on how much your first day on the jobs sucks! I hear you – “What Tim?!” – the first day is the best!  No, it’s not – more than likely if you’re reading this, you’re an HR or Talent Pro so you “think” the first day on the job is wonderful – because you’ve designed orientation …

The Lover – The Accomplice – and The Toilet Bowl

William Tincup Employee Communications, Interviewing, Onboarding, Outplacement, William Tincup

Let’s look at “the” relationship that a person has with our company over time… in particular, I’m interested in the psychotic (channeling Christopher Walken) relationship we have with our peoples. Shall we review…? (If yes, read on. If no, go directly to comment form and write something snarky.) In the recruiting process… as we are courting folks… we tell lies, …

The Secret to Successful HR Projects

Tim Sackett Bad HR, Change, Communication, Employee Communications, Employee Relations, Good HR, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, HR Technology, Innovation, Leadership, Metrics, Onboarding, Performance, Recognition, Recruiting, Relocation, SHRM, Sourcing, Succession Planning, T+D, Tim Sackett

I think the world is broken into two types of people: 1. People who do things the hard way. 2. People who let other people do things the hard way. I’m going to tell you what kind of person I am, but I actually didn’t write this piece, I shopped it out to someone on FreeLance.com for $5. The Secret …

An 8 Hour New Hire Orientation? When Does HR Go Too Far?

Meredith Soleau Culture, HR, Meredith Soleau, Onboarding, Trench HR

My former intern called me yesterday. Meredith, you will not believe this! I know how you feel about new hire orientations, so I couldn”t wait to tell you that they last EIGHT HOURS at my new job! Everyone is so bored. Can you tell me how to jazz it up? My questions back to her were obvious. How long is …

The Next Recruitment Silver Bullet – Are You Going to Fall for it?

Andy Porter Andy Porter, Onboarding, Organizational Development, Recruiting, Social Recruiting

Usually my rants move from topic to topic and I was ready to move on, until I learned last week that it’s unlikely any of us at FOT (especially Sackett after his Casey Anthony post) will ever find a job again.  That’s right, let me introduce you to Social Intelligence, the next fad in recruitment!  For a fee, they’ll go …

Pulled The Trigger On a Bad Hire? Pay Up My Friend…

Steve Boese Employee Relations, Interviewing, Onboarding, Steve Boese

Who pays for a bad hire? The natural and slightly knee-jerk reaction to this scenario is that the organization mostly pays. The company feels the pain of the wasted time, effort, and cash associated with advertising, promoting, screening, assessing, interviewing, deliberating, offering, negotiating, closing, welcoming, onboarding, training, coaching, correcting, coaching some more, warning, warning again, deliberating, and finally separating from …