Working Hours Based on Personal Working Cycle?

Paul Hebert Paul Hebert, Performance, Pop Culture, Talent Strategy, The HR Profession

Editor’s note: This is the first of three in a series of posts we’ll be running at FOT about workplace productivity, based on a national poll conducted by Red Bull and Harris Interactive. FOT + Red Bull = pretty interesting. A national poll conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of Red Bull North America surveyed U.S. workers and exposes lack …

5 HR Safe Swear Words

Tim Sackett Bad HR, Change, Communication, Culture, Employee Coaching, Employee Communications, Employee Relations, Good HR, Harassment, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Influence, Innovation, Leadership, Personal Brand, Policies, Pop Culture, Religion, SHRM, The HR Profession, Tim Sackett, Trench HR, Working With Recruiters

I tend to use swear words.  Not all the time – I’m not like some sailor walking around the office dropping ‘F-Bombs’ all the time, but in select instances I will use a word that I don’t allow my kids to use.  I’ve heard people say that those who use swear words are ignorant because they can’t come up with …

10 Lessons From Moneyball That Have Nothing to Do with Data

Paul Hebert Audacious Ideas, Coaching, Employee Coaching, Employee Relations, Organizational Development, Paul Hebert, Pop Culture

The HR and management world had a datagasm when the movie Moneyball hit the theaters in 2011.  Although the book (which is much, much better IMHO) had been out for 8 years it took the writing of Aaron Sorkin and the looks of Brad Pitt to really crank up HR folks and the business blogosphere to 11.  Heck – I …

Quitting Matters to Your Mojo

RJ Morris Current Affairs, Pop Culture, RJ Morris, Uncategorized

I once wrote at FOT about a horrible job of mine.  It was so bad that my commute was filled with “Take this job and shove it” fantasies: I would barge in, slam down a resignation and just unload.  I envisioned myself storming out of the place, a la George Castanza, yelling some memorable line like “Jerk Store” on the …

We Only Hire Republicans

Tim Sackett Audacious Ideas, Candidate Pool, Change, Culture, Driving Productivity, Engagement and Satisfaction, Generations, HR, Influence, Innovation, Interviewing, Leadership, Organizational Development, Performance, Pop Culture, Recruiting, Resumes, SHRM, Social Recruiting, Sourcing, Tim Sackett, Trench HR

Before you go all Obama on me, let me explain.  A Stanford Business School economist recently studied the impact of political partisanship and attractiveness – believing that people find those of the same political party that they share, more attractive than someone from an opposing party.  From the article in Slate: “In the first experiment, 197 subjects were brought into …

American Idol Accused of Racism

Meredith Soleau Candidate Pool, EEO, Meredith Soleau, Pop Culture

Who better than to report on the latest American Idol scandal than FOT's best karaoke star? Nobody! I should have tried out for the show. Hindsight is always 20/20. Anyway, in case you haven't seen it on the news channels, American Idol has a complaint filed against them at the United States EEOC, charging racism, from nine African American contestants. New York attorney, …

Job Titles That Say What They Mean

Paul Hebert Culture, Employment Branding and Culture, Good HR, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Job Market, Paul Hebert, Pop Culture

Job titles have achieved heights of ridiculousness never before reached. Each company in an effort to “outcool” the next company have created job descriptions that have more value as talking points in an interview with Forbes than they do to the oth er employees in the company – or – to the most important person – the customer of that …