employee tv

Must-See TV! Is It Better For Employees to Watch The Walking Dead or Gotham?

It’s that time of year, again.  The time when you can’t figure out what the heck you want to watch because there are so many new things on TV. As… Get the Rest

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Being Smart Isn’t a Job Description

It's the Friday before a holiday and you don’t really want to read another tome on employee engagement, do you? You want something light, fluffy, yet tasty and

feedback culture

Stop Teaching People How to Give Feedback

Want a feedback culture? Join the club. But how does HR help create this? Most organizations start by teaching managers how to give feedback effectively. The logic follows

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Why Leaders Can Take Vacations, Even Us Americans

It's August. Europe is on holiday. I'm just back from a week+ vacation myself. While away, I came across this article explaining why Europeans are better at taking

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3 Parenting Lessons For a Career in HR

Here at FOT, we're all about the children... you might even say that we believe that children are our future, so teach them well and let them lead the way. And

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Is Your Company a Family or a Team? Why Smart People Still Don’t Get Human Business

About a month ago on the HBR website in their HR Blog section, some smart and successful people wrote a post called Your Company Is Not a Family.

work life

My Monday Motivation Starts on July 24, 2014.

I received the below text from my best friend last week (pardon any talk-to-text typos). She’s a healthcare recruiter down in South Florida and isn’t exactly crazy about

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No One Cares If You Over-deliver—Only If You Fail To Deliver

There are dozens---perhaps even hundreds---of tired, clichéd, and hack “inspirational” business, leadership, and management quotes that need to be retired and probably eliminated from our collective consciousness. I

feedback

#FeedbackIs4Suckers

Recently I asked someone for feedback. I do this all the time. Normally I direct the witness, but this particular time, I did not. He gave heartfelt constructive

FOT Mothers Day

Employee Engagement Day

Sunday is Mother’s Day. The one day a year many of us recognize the 20+ years of service and effort Mom (or Mum as they say on the other