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The Real Reason HR Is Hated: CEO Commitment Phobia

Last week I had the pleasure of participating in the Fistful of Talent/SumTotal Hangout with Kris Dunn and Tim Sackett where we had a fabulous HR rant session. I closed… 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

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System v. Talent: What Are You Recruiting For?

I've always been a huge fan of talent over system. I was never a system believer. My take was, give me the best damn talent, and I'll kill

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You Have So Much Potential

If you were MENSA eligible, would you join the organization? For me, the answer is a resounding NO. The main reason is... it would screw with me, and

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What, The Bell Curve Lives?

Just when I thought the performance ratings and the dreaded bell curve were dead, the Washington Business Journal announced that a major government contractor in Washington, DC is

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Is Google+ ready to be our sourcing darling?

I was so excited when Google+ joined our social sourcing world in 2011.  You probably know if you read this way back then.  I've circled, I've "hung out,"

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Developing Your Team: Three Types of People (And Why You’re The Problem)

You wish your team would accept greater responsibility. Why don't they seize the moment and just do it? It's a common thread for me and the people I hang

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HR on @RedBull

Editor's note: This is the last in a series of posts we'll be running at FOT about workplace productivity, based on a national poll conducted by Red Bull and

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A New Holiday Tradition?

Editor's note: This is the second of three in a series of posts we'll be running at FOT about workplace productivity, based on a national poll conducted by Red

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We Only Hire Republicans

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